AAEC 2015 Annual Convention, Columbus Ohio
AAEC 2015
Annual Convention
September 3 - 6, 2015
Columbus, Ohio
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AAEC News Blog

  • AAEC calls for Maine Governor's apology to George Danby

    Maine Gov. Paul Le Page’s recent statement noting that he’d like to shoot Bangor Daily News cartoonist George Danby is nothing short of absolutely reprehensible. In light of the recent assassination of twelve people, including five cartoonists, at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in France, Gov. LePage’s remarks are beneath contempt. Calling for the shooting of a newspaper cartoonist in this political environment by an elected official is unprecedented, and Gov. LePage sets a new low in political judgment and discourse. Danby himself noted that had he made a similar statement, he’d be arrested. The board of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists condemns Gov. LePage’s vicious, stupid and irresponsible statement. We call upon him to issue a public apology to George Danby.   read more
    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015 02:37 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Condemns Texas Attack

    The shootings in Texas once again demonstrate that art is provocative, but we must not cower in the face of threats to this profession or to free expression. Political art, be it cartoons, paintings, sculpture, or anything else, is protected speech under the First Amendment. The group that sponsored the “art contest” has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The leader of the group seems to have her own tasteless and ignorant agenda. However, a group's political agenda, whether we agree with its goals or not, is subject to the same constitutional protections we all enjoy. Cartoons are powerful, as has been repeatedly shown in the past few months, and the AAEC condemns this senseless attack.  read more
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015 09:07 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Convention 2015, Columbus, Ohio

    It's time to make plans to come to this year's AAEC Convention in Columbus, Ohio! It will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, through Sunday, Sept. 6, and hosted by the OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). Day programming and public sessions will be held at CCAD, with separate events at the Billy Ireland, which will open up its cartooning treasure vault for the convention. There will be a sit-down banquet and awards ceremony Saturday evening. We will update you soon with an outline of the convention schedule.  read more
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 04:27 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Farewell to a former AAEC president

    The AAEC expresses its condolences to the family of Jack Jurden, the longtime editorial cartoonist for The Wilmington News-Journal. Jack died March 19, at age 88. Jack was the president of the AAEC from 1976-77, and was a popular figure for years at the conventions.  read more
    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 10:15 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Mission Statement

    -To support the profession of editorial cartooning in the United States on all platforms. -To be an international leader in support of the human, civil, and artistic rights of editorial cartoonists around the world, and to stand with other international groups in support of the profession. -To be a national and international leader for free speech, the foundation of political cartooning. -To encourage and foster young editorial cartooning talent. -To provide a common meeting ground for editorial cartoonists each year to exchange views, meet socially, and showcase creative and technological innovation.  read more
    Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 05:37 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • LA Times fires Ted Rall on questions of integrity; Rall stands by story

    The LA Times has run a notice to readers that they will not run any more work by editorial cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall after the LA Police Department releases an audio recording rebutting claims of an interaction between Ted and a police officer over a jay walking ticket in which Ted claims he was […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Washington Times cartoonist Bill Garner passes at 79

    Longtime Washington Times editorial cartoonist Bill Garner has passed away. From his paper: Bill Garner stopped drawing political cartoons for The Washington Times six years ago, but he never stopped being an artist. He had several showings of his paintings at an Annapolis gallery. He would sketch passers-by as his wife Patricia Garner did mall-walking. […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Video: J.D. Crowe on Donald Trump as a cartoonist’s dream

    J.D. Crowe explains why Donald Trump is a brilliant candidate for U.S. president.  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Video: David Horsey tries to explain his approach to caricature

    David Horsey, political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times talks about his approach to the art of caricature.  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Charlie Hebdo editor: we’re done drawing Muhammad

    From the Washington Post: “We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever one wants,” said Laurent Sourisseau, in an interview this week with Stern, a German magazine. But Sourisseau, who goes by the cartoonist nickname “Riss,” said that it was not Charlie Hebdo’s intent to be “possessed” by its critique […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
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