AAEC 2017 Annual Convention, Hoffstra University, Hampsted, New York

2017 AAEC
Annual Convention

The City
November 1-4, 2017
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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  • Lalo talks Coco

    NPR chats with political cartoonist, and long-time AAEC member, Lalo Alcaraz about working with Pixar on it's new movie "Coco." Lalo got the gig after mocking Disney in his cartoons — wait, that worked? The segment with Lalo is about halfway through this on-air piece.  read more
    Published: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 10:50 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Military cartoonist lands at Gettysburg

    Veteran combat artist —and long-time AAEC friend— Chip Beck has a new gig: Artist-in-Residence at Gettysburg National Battlefield. On Friday, Dec. 1, Beck will discuss his residency at an Artist Showcase Presentation at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free, and open to the public. Read all about it here.  read more
    Published: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 11:34 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • New show highlights women cartoonists and illustrators

    The Library of Congress opens a major exhibit tomorrow focusing on women artists, including current AAEC President Ann Telanes. "Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists" looks at the work of 43 professional female illustrators over the last 150 years. The Library will release a companion book, by curator Martha H. Kennedy, in the spring of 2018. The exhibition opens Saturday, Nov. 18 and runs through next October in the Graphic Arts Galleries of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C., and will be free and open to the public. For complete details on "Drawn...  read more
    Published: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 01:54 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Open Letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release Artist and Writer Ramón Esono Ebalé

    The AAEC has joined with 18 other organizations in calling for the immediate release of cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé, currently held against his will by the government of Equatorial Guinea. November 15, 2017 An Open Letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release Artist and Writer Ramón Esono Ebalé Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Palacio Presidencial Avenida de la Libertad Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial Your Excellency, We write to express our deep concern in response to the unjust arrest and subsequent detention without charge of Ramón Esono Ebalé in Malabo on 16th September 2017,...  read more
    Published: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 07:34 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Dwane Powell is first recipient of award celebrating local cartoonists

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DURHAM, NC — North Carolina cartoonist Dwane Powell is the first recipient of the "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Local Cartooning." The award was announced Saturday, Nov. 4, during the closing banquet of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' convention at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Powell was surprised with the news via video call to his home in Raleigh, NC. Powell began his career in the early 1970s after his first attempt at cartooning was picked up by the Arkansas Gazette. After stints at the San Antonio Light and Cincinnati Enquirer, he drew for the Raleigh-based...  read more
    Published: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 03:45 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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