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  • 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
  • Zunar detained

    The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists strongly condemns the detention of the political cartoonist Zunar by the Malaysian authorities. Zunar and his wife have been the subject of continued harassment by police in Kuala Lumpur.   read more
    Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 04:00 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Sunshine Week

    Fellow cartoonists, -- This is from Anders Gyllenhaal, Vice President for News at McClatchy and a member of the ASNE Board of Directors. He’d like us to contribute cartoons about Sunshine Week, which is March 15-21. Please consider doing a cartoon for this important week. Thanks! – Jack  read more
    Published: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 10:28 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Condolences to the Menees family

    The AAEC community wishes to extend its profound condolences to Tim Menees and his wife, Kay. Their son, Timmy, died of complications from a head injury at age 40. Timmy was a big-hearted man who worked in the non-profit sector. Tim was the longtime editorial cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Press for decades, a great friend to all cartoonists, mainstay of the AAEC band the Toontones, and a truly multi-talented man.  read more
    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 10:17 AM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Zunar to be charged with sedition this Friday

    Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, has been informed by his attorney that he will be charged with sedition this Friday. Zunar’s response: “I would like to reiterate that the use of Sedition Act will not silence me. I will keep exposing the corruptions and wrong-doings of the BN government. “The ‘Fight Through Cartoons’ […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • U.S. drops propaganda cartoon leaflets on ISIL

    The US is dropping an illustration/cartoon on the city of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State, to discourage new recruits (see cartoon above). From USA Today: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has launched a propaganda program in Syria aimed at creating fissures among Islamic State fighters by dropping 60,000 leaflets at the center of […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Two Turkish cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting president

    From The Daily News: Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a hidden gesture “insulting” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Cartoonists Bahad?r Baruter and Özer Aydo?an were sued for the Aug. 21, […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Bill Day hired as full-time cartoonist in Florida

    Daryl Cagle announced that former Memphis Commercial-Appeal and the Detroit Free-Press editorial cartoonist Bill Day has taken a full-time position with the Florida web site FloridaPolitics.com. Daryl writes: I was please to learn that my talented, cartoonist buddy, Bill Day, just got a full time job as an editorial cartoonist for FloridaPolitics.com. New jobs for […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Zunar sues cops for damage to artwork during raid

    After yet another raid and arrest, editorial cartoonist Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque (AKA Zunar) is fighting back. From MalayMail: Zulkiflee, popularly known as “Zunar”, said he is holding the police responsible for damage as the item had been kept in their custody. “I will not tolerate this and will instruct my lawyer to take the […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
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