AAEC 2018 Annual Convention, Hoffstra Sacramento, California

2018 AAEC
Annual Convention

Septembr 20-23, 2018
Sacramento, CA

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  • Unified Front

    Tomorrow, August 16, 2018, hundreds of newspapers across the country will be uniting in confronting and denouncing Donald Trump's constant assault on the free press. Editorials cartoonists nationwide will be joining in defense of the First Amendment (cartoons have already begun to appear in the above feed.) Lead by the Boston Globe, over 200 newspapers will be posting editorials on promoting freedom of the press: "Some of the most respected and widely circulated newspapers in the country have committed to taking a stand in their editorial pages, including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, The...  read more
    Published: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 01:19 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Award update

    Cartoonist Ed Hall needs to make more room on his shelf after winning this year's Sunshine State Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and First Place in two different categories from the Florida Press Association. Congrats too to AAEC member Peter Evans on landing Second Place for Editorial Cartooning in Division C, and cartoonists Steve Borggren and Clay Jones for placing and showing, respectively. Meanwhile, out in California, comics journalist Brian Fies was bestowed with a golden resolution from Sonoma County Board of Supervisors for his "contributions to the arts and literature." Fies will be on discussing "A Fire...  read more
    Published: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 12:48 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Rex Babin exhibit opens in Sacramento

    Love cartoons? In Sacramento? Check out "Drawing Caleeforneeya: Political Cartoons Of Rex Babin." The retrospective of the late great editorial cartoonist opens today, Aug. 14, and runs thru Oct. 14. http://www.californiamuseum.org/rex-babin The AAEC will also be holding a special opening reception at the exhibit on Sept. 20 to kick off this year's convention.  read more
    Published: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 04:22 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • LAST CALL — Final week to submit entries for the Rex Babin Award

    The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is once again looking for the best in local cartooning. The "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning," named after the late Sacramento artist, focuses exclusively on state and local commentary, an issue near and dear to Babin during his lifetime. This year's award will be presented in conjunction with a retrospective of Babin's state & local cartoons at the California Museum. Click here for details on entering: http://news.editorialcartoonists.com/aaec/2018/07/the-return-of-the-rex-babin-local-cartooning-award.html Deadline is FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018.  read more
    Published: Mon, Aug 13, 2018 10:37 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Schedule for the 2018 AAEC Convention is here

    This year's gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will take place Sept. 20-23 in Sacramento, CA. Hosts Jack Ohman and Pat Bagley released the convention's schedule today. Highlights include an reception at the California Museum to celebrate the life and work of the late cartoonist Rex Babin, and the return of cartoon deathmatch, as award-winning snarks at the top of their game faceoff with Sharpies in a public event Saturday. Cartoonists and comics journalists interested in attending can find all the details here: http://www.aaeccartoonists.org/  read more
    Published: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 04:23 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Clay Jones Joins the Counterinsurgency

    To counter what it describes as President Donald Trump’s “dirty war against the free press,” The Boston Globe is urging newspapers across the country to take a coordinated stand against his anti-media attacks. And scores have already answered the call to battle. On Saturday, Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy editorial page editor, told CNN that […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Aug 14, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Paul Conrad: Enemy of the President

    Over the last 150 years there were and are many great editorial cartoonists, you can name your favorites and I can name mine. There are fewer that we deem a Master of the Craft. Paul Conrad was a Master. Paul Conrad often claimed that making President Richard Nixon’s enemies list in 1973 was one of […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Aug 10, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • 2018 AAEC Convention Schedule Set

    An international line-up of Americans Ward Sutton, Matt Bors, Brian Fies, and Rob Rogers; Canadians Terry Mosher, Wes Tyrell, and Graeme McKay; New Zealanders Sharon Murdoch, Toby Morris, Rod Emmerson, and Nigel Buchanan. Hosted by Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman and Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist and AAEC President Pat Bagley. Plus seminars, exhibits, business […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Aug 10, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Manafort Courtroom Sketch Artists

    There are three sketch artists in the courtroom for Paul Manafort‘s financial crimes trial. Reuters is using the artwork of William (Bill) Hennessy, Jr.   The Associated Press is going with Dana Verkouteren.   NPR has the talents of Art Lien.   Network and cable news seem to be gravitating toward the Hennessy drawings. Hennessy […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Aug 8, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Rex Babin-Thumbs Up; Thomas Nast-Thumbs Down

    Drawing Caleeforneeya: Political Cartoons of Rex Babin, 1999 – 2012 The California Museum, in association with the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, is presenting a retrospective exhibit honoring Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Rex Babin. The exhibit, running August 14 – October 14, 2018, will coincide with the AAEC Convention in Sacramento, California the weekend of […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Aug 7, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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