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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  • Start the countdown clock to the AAEC convention

    We are now 100 days out from the 2017 Political Cartoon & Satire Festival at Hofstra University. Join us November 1-4 on Long Island along with cartoonists from the New Yorker, Mad Magazine, legendary illustrator Ed Sorel and more! Hobnob with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer, Whoopi Goldberg and host Matt Davies! North of the border? Come on down! New for 2017, we're offering the same room and registration rate for Association of Canadian Cartoonists members as your AAEC counterparts Speaking of inviting people, there are a good number of great cartoonists working today who are not in the...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 07:10 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Another cartoonist staff job gone

    Yet another staff cartoonist position has been eliminated. John Darkow, the long-time editorial cartoonist of the Columbia Daily Tribune was quietly laid off last month as the new owners of the Missouri newspaper, GateHouse Media, slashed newsroom personnel. "My position was eliminated on June 2," wrote Darkow. "I've been working there for 19 years and then we were bought out by the Gatehouse chain." Darkow, whose work also appears on Cagle Cartoons, says he plans to continue drawing. Publisher Rustan Burton tried to downplay the cuts as "necessary pruning" in an editorial explaining the changes to the paper, which was...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 12:51 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The many-handed Ed Hall

    Ed Hall is having a good summer: in addition to taking First in the SPJ Sunshine State Awards, he was profiled by Arbus Magaine. An architect by training, Hall has always drawn, but took a hard turn toward fine art and cartooning after the housing market tanked in 2008. He now focuses on printing, pet portraits — and political commentary. Read the whole thing here.  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 12:14 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Ed Hall, Ed Gamble win Sunshine State Awards

    Here's to the Eds: Editorial Cartoonists Ed Hall and Ed Gamble have won 1st and 2nd place in SPJ's Sunshine State Awards. The prize is bestowed annually by the Florida chapter of the the Society of Professional Journalists. Congrats Ed! And Ed!  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 12:01 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart on trial

    Turkey has become more dangerous for its citizens after a failed coup against Turkey's President in 2016, but journalists and cartoonists have been under siege since Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in 2014. Musa Kart, a long-outspoken critic of Erdogan, has been in prison since last year awaiting trial for "attacking" the President in the press. The Cartoonists Rights Network has been in the forefront of raising awareness of Musa Kart's plight, and pushing for his release. They are covering the moment by moment of the trial over on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRNetInt Bleeding Cool also has a good breakdown of...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 11:00 AM  |  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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