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September 26-29, 2019
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  • Herblock award announced

    The Herblock Award has been announced, and a big congrats to cartoonist Matt Davies! Matt is now the first person to win the Herblock twice. Also, congrats to cartoonist Clay Jones, who was this year's finalist. Clay has been killing it this year, sometimes doing two cartoons and a column each day of the week.  read more
    Published: Fri, Mar 8, 2019 12:56 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Interviews, get your interviews here!

    First up, Mr. Media interviews Herblock finalist Clay Jones on what it takes to be a political cartoonist these days: https://www.spreaker.com/user/bob_andelman/1063-clay-jones-political-cartoonist Next, listen to a chat with Canadian cartoonist Graeme MacKay! https://thespec.podbean.com/e/the-message-beware-of-cartoonist/ After that, read the Silicon Angle talks to New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly. Then, former editorial cartoonist David Catrow talks about his transition to a full-time illustrator for children's books, and encourages kids to follow their passion. Finally, Daryl Cagle posts a column about living in the wasteland that op/ed pages have become in recent years, and how few newspaper oases there are for editorial cartoonists.  read more
    Published: Fri, Mar 8, 2019 12:09 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The AAEC Supports Ted Rall in His Legal Fight with the Los Angeles Times

    The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has filed a Friend of the Court letter with the California Supreme Court on behalf of editorial cartoonist Ted Rall and his effort to have an anti-SLAPP judgment against him overturned. Rall is seeking to have the ruling set aside so that he may continue his lawsuit against the LA Times for wrongful termination and defamation, after he was fired as a contributor by the newspaper in 2015. The media conglomerate has been using a statute, originally designed to protect private citizens from large corporations, to avoid a jury trial and shift their legal...  read more
    Published: Mon, Mar 4, 2019 02:55 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • CALL TO ART: 19th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition

    Attention cartoonists -- 19th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition is now open. The theme this year is "OPEN SEASON ON JOURNALISTS." Deadline to enter is April 12, 2019. Here are the rules and regulations: 1. The theme for the 19th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: Open season on journalists 2018 was one of the worst years for the number of journalists killed while doing their work. In the annual report of Reporters Without Borders, 2018 was particularly deadly with 80 journalists killed in the line of duty (+ 8%). After three years of decline, the number of professional...  read more
    Published: Mon, Mar 4, 2019 10:14 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • All apologies -- UPDATED

    Two newspapers apologized for cartoons that ran in their pages this week. In San Diego, the Union-Tribune quickly pulled and apologized for a Steve Breen cartoon about disgraced TV actor Jussie Smollett. As the Washington Post wrote, "A cartoonist added Jussie Smollett to the list of 'Famous African-American Storytellers.' The backlash was swift." Both the editor and the staff cartoonist apologized for tone-deaf cartoon and said steps would be taken so something like this wouldn't happen again. Later in the week, the Las Vegas Sun apologized for a syndicated cartoon by Kirk Walters that ran in their paper. A number...  read more
    Published: Fri, Mar 1, 2019 01:54 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • 70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

      The National Newspaper Awards is the trade name of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation, a not-for-profit body which governs the awards program.   Finalists for Editorial Cartooning: • Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle-Herald/Brunswick News/Toronto Star.       • Brian Gable, Globe and Mail. • Garnotte (Michel Garneau), Le Devoir.   […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Mar 19, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

    The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society    read more
    Published: Tue, Mar 19, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • They’re very tolerant until it disagrees with them

      What type of content seems to go over well in Madison? People really like it when I make fun of Donald Trump. It’s a pretty liberal community here in Madison, so people always really love that. People always loved it when I when I would make fun of Scott Walker, the old governor of […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Mar 16, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Interviews: MacKay, Kelley, Griffith, Fies

      An Unapologetic Political Cartoonist WELLS: I saw on Twitter, I mean I just saw a bit of it, but he apologized and then he sort of apologized for the apology. But people started giving a hard time for apologizing. MACKAY: I think the big difference there is that he’s a freelancer so he doesn’t […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Mar 15, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • It’s the Editorial Cartoonist’s Life For Me

      The dust-up with Mehgan McCain has raised Eli Valley‘s visibility. In an interview at Popula Eli establishes his Jewish bona fides vis-a-vis Mehgan and dicusses the politics of Israel in the U.S. First of all, I had no idea that Meghan McCain is Jewish. What’s the story behind that? It’s been fascinating just from […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Mar 14, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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