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2019 AAEC
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September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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  • And now, a huge thanks to two departing friends of the AAEC

    This month, the AAEC will be saying goodbye to two people who were key to keeping the association going for almost two decades. Wanda Nicholson has the honor of being the longest serving General Manager in the 60+ years of the association. (Actually we're not sure that's an honor, but it was never dull.) Originally at Olson Management in Raleigh, NC, Wanda broke away in 2001 to start her own business and, as she said when she walked out the door, "And I'm taking the cartoonists with me!" For Wanda knew what we didn"t at the time: that in the...  read more
    Published: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 10:42 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The AAEC hires a new Association Manager

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The AAEC is happy to announce that it has hired Kelsey Maher as our new Association Manager. Kelsey will be taking over for Wanda Nicholson, who is stepping down at the end of this month. The two are currently working together to transfer everything over to the new office in Sacramento, CA. As of today, March 21, the new address for AAEC Mail is: AAEC PO Box 160314 Sacramento, California 95816 Email will remain the same: editorialcartoonists@gmail.com We're working on getting a phone number set up soon, but if you need to contact either Wanda or Kelsey,...  read more
    Published: Thu, Mar 21, 2019 03:37 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Chappatte wins OPC award

    A big congratulation to Patrick Chappatte on winning this year's Overseas Press Club of America prize for Cartooning! The [until recently named] Thomas Nast Award is for "Best print, digital or graphic journalism on international affairs." The judges noted: "Patrick Chappatte's cartoons ... were a model of the form." Chappatte draws for the international edition of The New York Times and sits on the AAEC Board of Directors as its International Advisor. [Ediotr's note: Until the end of last year, the OPCA award was named for Thomas Nast--long considered the father of American editorial cartooning--who was credited with creating the...  read more
    Published: Thu, Mar 21, 2019 01:56 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Readings! Get your readings here!

    Like trenchant political cartoons? Love cartoon books? In the Bay Area? You have two chances this weekend to see Eric Garcia talk about his latest tome "Drawing on Anger." Catch him Saturday 6pm at Mission Comics, and Sunday at The Cartoon Museum at 2pm.  read more
    Published: Thu, Mar 21, 2019 01:23 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Herblock award announced

    The Herblock Award has been announced, and a big congrats to cartoonist Matt Davies! Matt is now the first person to win the Herblock twice. Also, congrats to cartoonist Clay Jones, who was this year's finalist. Clay has been killing it this year, sometimes doing two cartoons and a column each day of the week.  read more
    Published: Fri, Mar 8, 2019 12:56 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Some Stuff about Cartooning Editorial Opinions

      Patrick Chappette Wins the Not The Thomas Nast Award 80th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards Recognize Finest International Reporting THE BEST CARTOON AWARD [formerly The Thomas Nast Award] Best print, digital or graphic journalism on international affairs Patrick Chappatte The New York Times Judges: Patrick Chappatte’s cartoons for the New York Times were a […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Mar 23, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • 70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

      The National Newspaper Awards is the trade name of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation, a not-for-profit body which governs the awards program.   Finalists for Editorial Cartooning: • Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle-Herald/Brunswick News/Toronto Star.       • Brian Gable, Globe and Mail. • Garnotte (Michel Garneau), Le Devoir.   […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Mar 19, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

    The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society    read more
    Published: Tue, Mar 19, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • They’re very tolerant until it disagrees with them

      What type of content seems to go over well in Madison? People really like it when I make fun of Donald Trump. It’s a pretty liberal community here in Madison, so people always really love that. People always loved it when I when I would make fun of Scott Walker, the old governor of […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Mar 16, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Interviews: MacKay, Kelley, Griffith, Fies

      An Unapologetic Political Cartoonist WELLS: I saw on Twitter, I mean I just saw a bit of it, but he apologized and then he sort of apologized for the apology. But people started giving a hard time for apologizing. MACKAY: I think the big difference there is that he’s a freelancer so he doesn’t […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Mar 15, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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