AAEC 2018 Annual Convention, Hoffstra Sacramento, California

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Septembr 20-23, 2018
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  • Remembering Wayne Stayskal

    Just before Thanksgiving, word came that cartoonist Wayne Stayskal had died. A prolific scribbler, Stayskal was an editorial cartoonist with the Chicago Tribune from 1972 to 1984, and then moved south to Tampa Tribune from 1984 to 2004. He worked on several strips and continued to be syndicated worldwide until he retired in 2010. Conservative commentator Cal Thomas wrote about his long-time friend in his syndicated column, and cartoonist Daryl Cagle recalled Stayskal's contributions in the early days of Cagle.com: "He was a great guy, and a rare, funny conservative, with a simple, sketchy, charming style." A strong conservative, devout...  read more
    Published: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 02:27 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Forget the pundits — watch the damn cartoonists!

    Forget the exit polls and screw the pundits. If you want original bespoke commentary on the mid-term elections, check out the following political cartoonists. They will be drawing live, posting throughout the evening as the returns come in, or going on the air to give you their hot take. (We will be adding to this list as more links become available.) Cartoonist Ed Hall will be live-blogging from the crazy state of Florida throughout election day. http://halltoons.com/wordpress1/2018/11/06/live-blogging-today/ Jack Ohman will be appearing on a live stream at sacbee.com from 8-10 PDT. https://www.sacbee.com/ Nightowl Clay Jones will be posting all evening...  read more
    Published: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 01:55 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Keith Knight series goes to pilot

    A big congrats to prolific cartoonist Keith Knight — after years of trying to break into Hollywood, one of his strips was recently optioned for a TV series. Based on Knights long-running strip "The K Chronicles," the pilot for "Woke" begins filming shortly. The one-camera sitcom will include both live action and animation. The Hollywood Reporter has the details: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/lamorne-morris-will-play-cartoonist-keith-knight-woke-comedy-hulu-1157193  read more
    Published: Mon, Nov 5, 2018 11:44 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Rob Rogers immigrant shirt returns — to benefit the victims of the Pittsburgh terrorist attack

    Ro Rogers has reissued his immigrant shirt with all proceeds to benefit the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. https://cottonbureau.com/products/separator-in-chief  read more
    Published: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 04:54 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • A bevy of interviews with cartoonists for your weekend reading

    Editorial cartoonists have been in the news lately in more ways than one. Here are a half-dozen interviews with cartoonists from the past week or so: First up, Florida cartoonists Andy Marlette and Dana Summers talk shop on WMFE, in an interview that aired in the run up to a public appearance by the two: https://www.wmfe.org/intersection-the-art-of-the-political-cartoon/92747 Next up, ‪Poynter talks to AAEC member A.F. Branco about how he went from being a conservative to being a Trump supporter. https://www.poynter.org/news/conservative-cartoonist-didnt-trump-now-he-does Steve Breen kept drawing to meet his deadline as he met with students at Point Loma Nazarene University. Here are highlights...  read more
    Published: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 04:25 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Marshall Ramsey – Out One Door, In Another

      Marshall Ramsey, who has garnered considerable attention this year with his double cartoon tributes of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, has left the Jackson Clarion Ledger (a Gannett newspaper). Sez Marshall: “I’m leaving by my choice.” Earlier today Marshall informed via Twitter: Bit of person news: On December 16, 1996 I sat down […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Dec 15, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Outgoing AAEC President’s State of the Craft Message

      [Association of American Editorial Cartoonists President Pat Bagley will be handing over the mantle to Kevin Siers next week. In the meantime, here is his departing letter]   Dear Colleagues, First, the good news. The long-awaited redesign of our new website is nearing launch and should be up sometime in January. (Buy Adam Zyglis […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Dec 14, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Don Asmussen Health Puts Bad Reporter On Hold

      Bad Reporter has been in rerun status lately as cartoonist Don Asmussen fights health problems. From his Facebook page comes the news that Don has recently had surgery for a brain tumor. Even worse is a Lewiston Tribune note that the tumor may be malignant: In case you missed it, we ran a note […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Dec 13, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Cartoon News on the Opinion Page

      I am writing in regards to the comic article printed in the Courier Traveler on Dec. 5 condemning Catholic clergy… I feel it is so wrong for a local newspaper to comment about a religious denomination. How about an apology to all Catholics and Catholic clergy. This apology should be in large bold print. […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Dec 12, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Bush 41 in Ed-Op Cartooning (and other stuff)

      George H. W. Bush is the overwhelming topic.   In the Orlando Sentinel Dana Summers recalls a 1989 White House luncheon for editorial cartoonists hosted By Bush 41.       The internal White House weekly cartoon roundup called “Friday Follies.” Ronald Reagan started “Friday Follies” during his administration, and Bush had kept the […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Dec 5, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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