AAEC 2017 Annual Convention, Hoffstra University, Hampsted, New York

2017 AAEC
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The City
November 1-4, 2017
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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  • Scholastic launches its annual student editorial cartoon contest

    Scholastic is launching their annual Art &Writing contests this week — including one for Editorial Cartoons. Co-sponsored by The Herblock Foundation, the contest will award a $1,000 scholarship to three students nationwide. Students may submit single panel drawings with captions, sequential comic art, illustrations, digitally created drawings, or animated films with a political theme or message. Animated shorts must be no longer than 60 seconds. Complete details can be found at http://www.artandwriting.org/. Deadlines vary by region and school district.  read more
    Published: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 01:33 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Cartoonists at this weekend's Small Press Expo

    In Baltimore or Washington DC this weekend? See some of your favorite political cartoonists at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. Ann Telnaes, Keith Knight, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker & many more will talking and signing books at this year's @SPXcomics! http://www.smallpressexpo.com  read more
    Published: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 12:25 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Announcing the Rex Babin Local Cartooning Award

    The AAEC announces the Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning SACRAMENTO, CA — The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is proud to establish a new award to honor the life and career of the late political cartoonist Rex Babin. The award will focus on state and local editorial cartoons, an issue near and dear to Babin, and one that he and other cartoonists felt was regularly overlooked by journalism contests. Babin, the editorial cartoonist for the Albany Times-Union and The Sacramento Bee, passed away in 2012 at age 49 following a long fight with cancer. He was...  read more
    Published: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 11:01 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Berryman Award deadline is approaching fast: Oct. 6!

    Awards season for editorial cartoonists and journalists runs from October to April, and the annual round of cartoon contests is upon us! First up is the Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons from The National Press Foundation. "The Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons is open to U.S.-based editorial cartoonists for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect. The award and a cash prize of $2,500 will be presented at the NPF Awards Dinner on Feb. 15, 2018. Entries should include editorial cartoons published between...  read more
    Published: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:38 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Where did "gerrymandering" come from? Thank an editorial cartoonist!

    Columnist Steve Stark looks at the origin of the term "gerrymandering" — and guess what? It was coined by a political cartoonist! Read the whole thing here.  read more
    Published: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 04:49 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • John Locher Award expanded to graphic journalists, web cartoonists

    The John Locher Award has a new website and an expanded criteria for eligibility that includes graphic journalists and web cartoonists. Application for the award is now free.  For full eligibility details, visit the new site. Entry deadline is April 15.  read more
    Published: Thu, Feb 18, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Matt Bors’ The Nib lands at First Look Media

    A nice development for Matt Bors’ The Nib. First Look Media today announced that they have partnered with award winning cartoonist Matt Bors on his irreverent comics publication, The Nib. Formerly part of the online platform Medium, The Nib will re-launch this summer through First Look Media as an independent daily publication and online newsletter. […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Egyptian cartoonist arrested for running website without a license

    From the New York Times: An Egyptian cartoonist, whose work is occasionally critical of government figures, was arrested in the capital, Cairo, on Sunday and charged with running a webpage without a license, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. The arrest of Islam Gaweesh appears to be part of an intensified clampdown on […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Peter Dunlap-Shohl publishes graphic novel about living with Parkinson”s disease

    Former Anchorage Daily News editorial cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl has published a new graphic novel entitled “My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s.” From the Anchorage Daily News: When Peter Dunlap-Shohl, the former editorial cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News, received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at age 43, he saw his whole world collapsing. Thirteen years later, […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Jan 15, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Ann Telnaes and Signe Wilkinson appear on C-SPAN to discuss free speech after Charlie Hebdo anniversary

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    Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner

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