AAEC 2015 Annual Convention, Columbus Ohio
AAEC 2015
Annual Convention
September 3 - 6, 2015
Columbus, Ohio
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  • Cartooning after Charlie Hebdo

    A panel of American political cartoonists confront a new reality after the terrorist attack in Paris, with an in depth discussion of free speech, cultural sensitivity, and publishing for a global audience. "Free Speech or Hate Speech: Drawing the Line After Charlie Hebdo" was held in September 2015 at the annual gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in Columbus, Ohio, and is provided courtesy of the Columbus College of Art and Design, and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State. View it here: https://vimeo.com/141021943  read more
    Published: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 08:46 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Calls for Independent Investigation of LAPD's Rall Tape

    The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists board calls for an independent investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department’s tape of former AAEC president and member Ted Rall's jaywalking stop in 2001. An impartial review of the tape of this incident is badly needed in this case. Determining the truth in this matter is important to Mr. Rall's personal and professional reputation, and to the rights of journalists to freely express themselves. Furthermore, the Los Angeles Times should have demanded a higher standard of proof in this matter, and it is clear that Mr. Rall is owed a full and complete analysis of the 14 year old tape used to make a judgment about his actions. Should an independent investigation determine that Mr. Rall’s version of the events is accurate, we call upon the Los Angeles Times to publicly apologize, and make restitution. If it is also determined that the Los Angeles Police Department or a member of the police union manipulated the tape, as Mr. Rall alleges, they also owe Mr. Rall an apology and restitution.  read more
    Published: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 10:40 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC calls for Maine Governor's apology to George Danby

    Maine Gov. Paul Le Page’s recent statement noting that he’d like to shoot Bangor Daily News cartoonist George Danby is nothing short of absolutely reprehensible. In light of the recent assassination of twelve people, including five cartoonists, at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in France, Gov. LePage’s remarks are beneath contempt. Calling for the shooting of a newspaper cartoonist in this political environment by an elected official is unprecedented, and Gov. LePage sets a new low in political judgment and discourse. Danby himself noted that had he made a similar statement, he’d be arrested. The board of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists condemns Gov. LePage’s vicious, stupid and irresponsible statement. We call upon him to issue a public apology to George Danby.   read more
    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015 02:37 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Condemns Texas Attack

    The shootings in Texas once again demonstrate that art is provocative, but we must not cower in the face of threats to this profession or to free expression. Political art, be it cartoons, paintings, sculpture, or anything else, is protected speech under the First Amendment. The group that sponsored the “art contest” has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The leader of the group seems to have her own tasteless and ignorant agenda. However, a group's political agenda, whether we agree with its goals or not, is subject to the same constitutional protections we all enjoy. Cartoons are powerful, as has been repeatedly shown in the past few months, and the AAEC condemns this senseless attack.  read more
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015 09:07 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Convention 2015, Columbus, Ohio

    It's time to make plans to come to this year's AAEC Convention in Columbus, Ohio! It will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, through Sunday, Sept. 6, and hosted by the OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). Day programming and public sessions will be held at CCAD, with separate events at the Billy Ireland, which will open up its cartooning treasure vault for the convention. There will be a sit-down banquet and awards ceremony Saturday evening. We will update you soon with an outline of the convention schedule.  read more
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 04:27 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Video: Cartooning after Charlie Hebdo from the AAEC convention

    From the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Columbus, OH, comes video of the panel on the topic of cartooning in the post-Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Panelists included Dr. Mark McKinney (author of Redrawing French Empire in Comics), Michael Kahn, attorney and author (Puck: What Fools These Mortals Be), Matt Wuerker (Politico), and Rob […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Who’s winning the free speech debate 10 years after the Danish Muhammad cartoons were printed?

    Politico looks at who is winning the free speech debate 10 years after the Danish Newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and ignited a debate, violent and deadly protests and retaliation, and has sent cartoonists into hiding. Despite the 10-year anniversary of the event, which set off the biggest political crisis in Denmark […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Oct 5, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Jack Ohman talks about recent AAEC convention

    Association of American Editorial Cartoonists President Jack Ohman posts a recap of his trip to Columbus, OH for the annual AAEC convention. From background accounts, it was a terrific convention in all regards: speakers, topics, after-convention banter and (sigh) security. Jack explains: Suddenly, I was faced with a completely new world. Instead of a nice, […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Sep 14, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Milt Priggee offends Florida police fraternity with cartoon

    The Milt Priggee cartoon above has managed to offend the Jacksonville (FL.) chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. The local news station reports the FOP believe it “is offensive and puts local police officers in danger.” FOP president Steve Amos speaking to WJXT: “They are outraged and embarrassed, because they don’t believe they should […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Rick McKee to publish collection of best work

    The Augusta Chronicle editorial cartoonist Rick McKee is publishing a 224-page best-of collection of his cartoons in late November entitled: “Painting with a Broad Brush”. You can pre-order the book now at a discount. From the description: The book kicks off in the Bill Clinton years and takes off from there, through the Bush and […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
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