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September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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  • Announcing the 2019 John Locher Memorial Award winner

    The 2019 Locher Memorial Award recipient is Chelsea Saunders Chelsea Saunders is a freelance illustrator residing in New York, whose work focuses primarily on editorial illustration and animation. Her work has been featured on The Nib, Topic.com, and in Current Affairs Magazine. http://locheraward.org/news/2019/7/22/announcing-the-2019-locher-award-winner You can find more of Chelsea's work at her website, and follow her on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chelsea_saunders/ The judges wrote: "Saunders uses clever formats, strong artistry, and a confident style to tell well-paced stories of crimes suffered by America's minority communities." The Locher winner will be a guest of the AAEC at its annual convention, part of this...  read more
    Published: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 04:29 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The 2019 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning: CALL FOR ENTRIES

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DURHAM, NC "The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is once again looking for the best in local political cartooning. The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning, named after the late Sacramento cartoonist, focuses on state and local editorial cartoons, an issue of great importance to Babin during his lifetime. This year's award will be presented at the CXC Festival in Columbus, Ohio at the end of September. "As editorial cartooning everywhere is under fire from The New York Times on down, it is especially important that we honor not just cartoonists who do...  read more
    Published: Fri, Jul 19, 2019 08:00 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Countdown to Columbus begins TODAY!

    Starting today, July 9, we are exactly one month out from the deadline to reserve your hotel room in Columbus, Ohio, for the 2019 AAEC convention. As you know, this year we're teaming up with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for a four-day gathering in September. All the details so far, as well as links to hotel options, are here: https://aaecconvention.com/ Also, the deadline to register for our convention (and a number of private events) is just under 6 weeks away. As we will be competing with other cartoonist groups for hotel space, reserve...  read more
    Published: Tue, Jul 9, 2019 07:56 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Canadian cartoonist goes viral, loses papers, goes viral again

    The day after Canadian cartoonist Michael de Adder had a hard-hitting cartoon about Donald Trump go viral online, the newspaper chain in his home province of New Brunswick announced they would be dropping his cartoons from their papers. de Adder, a full-time freelancer, contracts with numerous papers and media outlets across Canada, and often draws up to 10 cartoons a week. Brunswick News later released a statement saying the two events were unrelated. Social media suspected otherwise and, over the weekend, news of de Adder's dismissal also went viral. The Daily Cartoonist began picking up the threads on Saturday, and...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 12:40 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Gary Varvel: The future of political cartooning is... uh....

    Cartoonist Gary Varvel discusses the hits editorial cartoonists have taken recently, and mulls over possible paths forward: https://www.ibj.com/articles/74352-gary-varvel-editorial-cartoonists-are-important-but-disappearing#.XRaMFA64ic0.twitter  read more
    Published: Sat, Jun 29, 2019 12:29 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Andy and Dahlia Marlette Take Home a Big Prize

      Noe we know why Andy Marlette had gone missing for a few weeks. Congratulations to Andrew and Dahlonega on Waylon!    read more
    Published: Sun, Aug 18, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

    For some reason, maybe the heavy Jewish influence on early comic books, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman was contracted to write the introduction to Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949, a high end reprinting of five early Marvel superhero comics. Says Art: so it all started innocently when i accepted a gig to write […]  read more
    Published: Sun, Aug 18, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Ed Hall Cartoon Not Welcome on Facebook

    Ed Hall says For the 1st time on FB I’ve had a cartoon taken down because they said it violated their “community standards” on hate speech. I suspect someone objected who didn’t understand that the cartoon is actually “anti-hate speech” describing a Muslim ban into Israel. After Israel banned two U. S. Congresswomen from their […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Aug 17, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

    Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Big Orange Football Coloring Book     Charles M. Schulz’s Linus     A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Aug 15, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • A Conspiracy of Cartoonists

    Mike Thompson – from early this year. Let’s play the game…   Clay Jones   Gary McCoy   Clay Bennett   A. F. Branco   Michael de Adder   There were no recordings. The guards weren’t watching. Someone wanted Epstein dead, or at least removed and disappeared. The photo of the body at the hospital […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Aug 14, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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