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2019 AAEC
Annual Convention

September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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  • Like owning original art? Now you have two chances to add to your collection!

    There are two -- count them, two! -- auctions of original cartoon art going on this week, and in both cases the proceeds go to good causes. First up, an online auction benefiting the "Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press." The auction closes Tuesday, May 7. Click here for complete details: https://one.bidpal.net/rcfpawards19/browse/all The RCFP provides pro boon legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. For more information on this organization, go to www.RCFP.org. Next is a fund raiser for "Press Forward." Online bidding ends the day...  read more
    Published: Wed, May 1, 2019 06:43 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The Locher Award is now accepting submissions for 2019

    The AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award is accepting submission from young cartoonists beginning today, May 1st, 2019. Click here for complete details. The Locher Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible to submit. The prestigious award includes a $1,000 cash prize and an all-expense-paid trip to the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Unlike many awards, there is no application fee. The AAEC/John Locher...  read more
    Published: Wed, May 1, 2019 04:44 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • More awards for Rogers, Lopez

    A big congrats to Rob Rogers for winning this year's Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning from Society of Professional Journalism. (Rob won in the category Newspaper *cough*cough* Circulation of 100,001+). Also, kudos to Angelo Lopez , of Philippines Today, who won for editorial cartooning (Newspaper Cir. < 100,000/Regional Magazine/ Non-Daily Publication). This is 2nd SPJ Award for Angelo, who won in 2017.  read more
    Published: Fri, Apr 26, 2019 02:30 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Rogers is the 2019 Headliner

    Rob Rogers is the top hat at this year's National Headliner Awards, winning for editorial cartooning. The judges said: "This collection of cartoons gets high marks for originality, diversity of topics, quality of artwork and clarity of message." Congrats too to Second Place winner Ward Sutton, and Michael P. Ramirez, who took Third. The National Headliner Awards are presented annually by the Press Club of Atlantic City and recognize journalistic merit in all media across the country. #editorialcartoon #politics Finally, a hat tip to friend of the AAEC Michael Cavna whose Comics Riff took 2nd Place for Best Blog. Cavna...  read more
    Published: Tue, Apr 23, 2019 09:25 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • First Amendment exhibit opens at Billy Ireland Museum

    A new exhibit on freedom of speech opens Saturday, April 20, at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. "Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment" runs until October 20, and be part of this year's CXC Festival in Columbus, OH. The exhibit, with work from over 70 cartoonists, was curated by Lucy Caswell and Ann Telnaes. "I would like to encourage our visitors to think about the role of the editorial cartoonist to stimulate voters to think about issues that matter to our democracy," said Lucy Caswell, founding curator at Billy Ireland, talking to Columbus Alive. Caswell co-curated...  read more
    Published: Thu, Apr 18, 2019 01:20 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Gatehouse Lays Off Nate Beeler, Rick McKee

    The local-newspaper giant GateHouse Media is making cuts across US newsrooms for a second time in 2019, following at least 60 layoffs in January and February and first-quarter losses. Business Insider has confirmed more than 65 cuts in at least 22 local newsrooms in Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, and Massachusetts, with potentially more to come […]  read more
    Published: Fri, May 24, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • 2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

    The National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year presented May 18, 2019 (nominees listed, winner highlighted):   Lynda Barry Brian Basset Stephan Pastis Hilary Price Mark Tatulli   The 11th time is the charm for Stephan!! above photo via National Cartoonists Society   hat tip: Anne Morse-Hambrock and TomHeintjes        read more
    Published: Sun, May 19, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • 2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

    National Cartoonists Society Divisional Awards presented May 18, 2019. Nominees listed, winners highlighted   EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Rob Rogers   MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Tom Bunk Amy Kurzweil Jim Woodring   FEATURE ANIMATION Shiyoon Kim – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsay – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Justin K. Thompson – Spider-Man: Into the […]  read more
    Published: Sun, May 19, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Political Cartoons are Relics, Replace with Memes

      As a scholar who studies social media and memetics, I wonder if political cartoons are the best way to connect with today’s diverse readership. Many crave searing, cutting political commentary – and they’re finding it in internet memes. What if internet memes were elevated – not only as a serious art form but also […]  read more
    Published: Fri, May 17, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • A Brief History of Recent Antisemitic Cartoons

      Foreign media outlets that frequently incite against Israel are much more likely than others to slip into antisemitism. The recent cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu published by The New York Times is a case in point. Yet this daily was only one example among many. Manfred Gerstenfeld, for The Algemeiner, examines recent […]  read more
    Published: Wed, May 15, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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