AAEC 2018 Annual Convention, Hoffstra Sacramento, California

2018 AAEC
Annual Convention

Septembr 20-23, 2018
Sacramento, CA

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  • Your annual award update -- all the cartoon contests!

    Here you go! Here are the deadlines for all the upcoming contests editorial cartoonists may enter. Note: Some contest deadlines and entry fees were not available as of press time. In such cases, the approximate date or month is listed. Always confirm any deadline or entry fee on the appropriate website before submitting. National Newspaper Awards (Canada) Deadline: January 15, 2019 Rules and entry form available online: http://www.nna-ccj.ca Open to cartoons appearing in daily Canadian newspapers (or their online editions) in 2018. Entry fee: $40 The Pulitzer Prize Deadline: January 25, 2019 Rules and entry form available online: http://www.pulitzer.org Awarded...  read more
    Published: Wed, Jan 2, 2019 10:33 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The AAEC ballot results are in

    Happy New Year everyone! Here are the results from the AAEC election: By a near unanimous vote, the membership has agreed to change the bylaw regarding the term of office for President from one year to two, effective immediately. Kevin Siers automatically steps up from President-Elect to President, and will now be the chief executive for 2019 and 2020. Mike Thompson is elected Vice President. Monte Wolverton is retained as Secretary-Treasurer. Ed Hall is elected for a two-year seat on the Board of Directors. Ann Cleaves remains on the board to finish out her second year as a Director. Finally,...  read more
    Published: Mon, Dec 31, 2018 11:11 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Overseas Press Club renames cartoon award

    OPC Renames Cartoon Award by Patricia Kranz NEW YORK, December 17, 2018â€"The OPC Board of Governors has decided to make a change to the OPC’s award for best cartoons on international affairs. Since 1978, the award has been named for Thomas Nast, an influential American cartoonist in the 19th century. However, Nast’s legacy includes cartoons that exhibited an ugly bias against immigrants, the Irish and Catholics. “The Board had a thoughtful and robust conversation regarding the issues brought to light regarding some of Thomas Nast’s editorial cartoons,” said OPC President Pancho Bernasconi. “Once we became aware of how some groups...  read more
    Published: Thu, Dec 20, 2018 02:24 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Wuerker talks to future cartoonists

    Matt Wuerker has been busy with the outreach. He recently talked to Scholastic's News Kids Press Corps about his work as an editorial cartoonist http://kpcnotebook.scholastic.com/post/art-political-cartooning , and VOA https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/political-cartoons-exploring-serious-subjects-in-fun-way/4697733.html  read more
    Published: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 02:37 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • A letter from the outgoing President

    [AAEC 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 a beer next time you see him and thank him for his work on getting this done). More good news is our partnership with CXC will free up the AAEC President and Board to attend to matters important to members. The planning and execution of our annual convention is currently an...  read more
    Published: Fri, Dec 14, 2018 11:25 AM  |  Author: AAEC

Cartoon News, Courtesy Daily Cartoonist

  • Cartooning News and Notes

      Cartoonist and artist Jeff Stahler is featured on the PBS show Broad & High. Equal parts about his cartooning career and his art career. It’s the first four and a half minute segment after the introduction.     Editorial cartoonist and illustrator Randall Enos remembers a “typical evening at the [National] Cartoonists Society” about […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Jan 18, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Post-Gazette Cartoonist Accused of Sexism

      Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Steve Kelley is facing accusations of sexism after two cartoons in a row could be interpreted as portraying women as gold diggers. January 13, 2019 cartoon The Pittsburgh City Paper has taken the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steve Kelly to task for the cartoons: For the past two days, Pittsburgh readers […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Jan 15, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

    Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Jan 7, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Liberalest Cartoonist This Side o’ the Pecos

      Texas is the second largest state in terms of area and population, yet there are no Texas newspapers with staff editorial cartoonists. That is not to say there aren’t cartoonists plying their trade in the Lone Star State. Between El Paso and San Antonio and nearly a hundred miles south of the Pecos River, […]  read more
    Published: Sun, Jan 6, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Too Much Success?

    Creating good Trump cartoons is so hard it’s not even funny. The ironic thing is, drawing him is easy. The pursed lips, the puff of golden hair, the iconic hand gestures – they beckon the pencil. A cartoonist might chortle to himself, This is going to be huge! HUGE! We’re going to draw tremendous cartoons. […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Jan 5, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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