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  • Tickets for "State of Our Satirical Union" going fast

    If you love satire and care about free speech, you might want to attend next's months symposium on the 30th Anniversary of Hustler v. Falwell. Join cartoonists, humorists & lawyers April 20-21 in Minneapolis for "State of Our Satirical Union." The two day event will be held at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Speakers will include cartoonists Ann Telnaes, Steve Sack, Jack Ohman, Pat Bagley, Ben Sargent, Jim Morin, Signe Wilkinson, Cullum Rogers, Joel Pett and Matt Wuerker! Tickets are free and are going fast! For complete details, click here: https://cla.umn.edu/hsjmc/news-events/news/state-our-satirical-union  read more
    Published: Mon, Mar 12, 2018 03:26 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The Atlantic on drawing Trump

    The Atlantic lists twenty ways to draw Trump — or not. Make yourself a good strong cup of comeupance and read "Why is Donald Trump So Hard to Caricature?" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/04/donald-trump-caricature/554069/?utm_source=twb  read more
    Published: Mon, Mar 12, 2018 10:56 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Deadline alert — 2018 CXC Symposium

    Cartoonist? Academic? Activist? The Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival wants you: "For the 2018 CXC Symposium, we are focusing on how comics enter public spaces to do social, transformative work." "In the Gutter: The Public Work of Comics" Abstracts and CVs due March 18. Presentations during CXC in Columbus, OH Sept. 26-28. + + + Here's the complete press release: For the 2018 CXC Symposium we are focusing on how comics enter public spaces to do social, transformative work. Whether in the classroom, the clinic, the library, the community center, or the protest march, comics are not just for private consumption...  read more
    Published: Fri, Mar 9, 2018 12:24 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Ramón Esono Ebalé released from prison

    Good news from the Cartoonists Rights Network: Ramón Esono Ebalé was finally released today after almost 6 months of imprisonment by the government of Equatorial Guinea. The bogus charges were dropped last week after local authorities admitted they had been ordered by superiors to drum up something on the cartoonist. Ebalé was presented in absentia with the 2017 Courage in Cartooning Award from the CRNI last November at the AAEC Convention in Long Island. Here's the whole story: Equatorial Guinea: Artist Freed from Prison. Officer Admits Superiors Ordered Dubious Charges (Nairobi, March 7, 2018) – An Equatorial Guinean court on...  read more
    Published: Wed, Mar 7, 2018 01:47 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Ward Sutton is the 2018 Herblock Award winner

    The Herb Block Foundation has announced that Ward Sutton has been named the winner of the 2018 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Ward Sutton has been creating biting editorial cartoons for The Boston Globe since 2008. He experiments with size and format, often producing multi-panel cartoons that can read like a graphic novel. In 2010, his full-page “Tea Party Comics” won a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers. Sutton has also created cartoons for The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Nib, In These Times, GQ, The Nation, Time, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Fusion,...  read more
    Published: Mon, Mar 5, 2018 03:22 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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