AAEC 2018 Annual Convention, Hoffstra Sacramento, California

2018 AAEC
Annual Convention

Septembr 20-23, 2018
Sacramento, CA

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  • Congrats to JD Crowe, this year's Rex Babin Award winner

    SACRAMENTO, CA — Alabama cartoonist JD Crowe is the 2018 recipient of the "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Local Cartooning." The prize was announced Thursday, Sept. 2o, during the opening reception of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' convention in Sacramento, CA. The reception was held at the California Museum, which is hosting a retrospective of Babin's artwork. Jack Ohman, Babin's long-time friend and successor to his staff position at the Bee, noted "For decades, JD Crowe has been drawing fresh, original, pungent, brutal, and thought-provoking local cartoons. He is universally respected by his peers for his work, and for...  read more
    Published: Fri, Sep 21, 2018 09:00 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Hey everybody — editorial cartooning is dead! AGAIN!

    Or so says the National Review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/editorial-cartooning-decline-serena-williams-controversy/ This is, what, the 11th or 12th time since 1954 that editorial cartooning has been declared dead? We're like the Doctor Who of cartooning or something. So... if we're dead — LET'S HAVE A WAKE!!! Tonight the 62nd Annual Convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists kicks off with a private reception at the California Museum. The 2018 convention, running Sept. 20-22, will see three days of cartoonists, satirists and journalists from across the US, Canada and Down Under hobnobbing, panelling and pub crawling. Follow our feed @AAEC_Cartoonist with the hashtag #SacAAEC...  read more
    Published: Thu, Sep 20, 2018 12:00 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Rex Babin Award nominee #37 — Signe Wilkinson

    Signe Wilkinson is as much a part of the Philadelphia landscape as Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture, Pat's Philly Cheesesteaks, and running up the steps of the Museum of Art just like Rocky does in the movie. While her work for The Daily News earned her the Pulitzer Prize for cartooning in 1992 — the first woman to win the coveted award — she continues to focus on the corrupt and crazy in a city and a state known for both. Wilkinson notes "[While] Norwegian modesty precludes self promotion, OTHERS say my cartoons contributed to progress on several issues." [Throughout his...  read more
    Published: Thu, Sep 20, 2018 08:00 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The AAEC lands in Sacramento for their annual convention

    It's here! The annual gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists kicks off this week in Sacramento, CA. Running from Sept. 20-22, the convention will see three days of cartoonists, satirists and journalists from across the US, Canada and Down Under hobnobbing, panelling and pub crawling. AAEC President Pat Bagley, and co-hosts Jack Ohman and Scott Burns, welcome the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and special guests from New Zealand to the dumpster fire that is currently America. And the cartoonists from New Zealand are sure to have something to say about the viral firestorm set off by Australian Mark...  read more
    Published: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 09:00 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Rex Babin Award nominee #35 & #36 — Mike Thompson and Bob Unell

    Mike Thompson is an award-winning cartoonist for the Detroit Free Press who has actually given up national syndication to focus on state and local issues. "Michigan is home to the likes of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, self-proclaimed political expert Ted Nugent and the thuggish John Engler, a former governor who made headlines for his inept leadership of Michigan State University after the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. "Each of the aforementioned individuals is in over their head. I’ve commented on them for years. Power and incompetence is a frightening combination, so there’s a crying need for someone here in Michigan...  read more
    Published: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 08:00 AM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Crossing Continents and Borders to Reach America (and the AAEC Convention)

    Canadian political cartoonist Michael de Adder will be traveling from east to west and from north to south to enter a country whose leader considers him to be an enemy of the people. Michael de Adder, a prize-winning freelancer who sells his stuff to The Chronicle Herald and other newspapers and whose editorial cartoons are […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Sep 20, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Icons of Political Art – And Varvel Makes Three

    We have mentioned the Advancing American Democracy Award to three Icons of Political Art, and we have linked to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about Mike Luckovich being honored and The Daily Signal’s recognizing Michael Ramirez as a recipient. And now Heeeere’s Gary!   The Indianapolis Star is Gary Varvel’s home paper and they haven’t over […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Sep 19, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • The Death of Editorial Cartooning

    The cartoonist’s choice: Navigate a minefield of heightened sensitivities or produce pandering dreck for an audience of ideologues. Following the recent ruckus over a Serena Williams cartoon… What the backlash does remind us, however, is that there is not much public appetite for editorial cartooning these days. The medium simply does not fulfill the expectations […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Sep 18, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Michael Ramirez – Advancing American Democracy

    Michael Ramirez and the Advancing American Democracy Award Ten days ago we latched on to the Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series and the Icons of Political Art from the perspective of Mike Luckovich’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A few days ago we mentioned Michael Ramirez and his new staff position with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Now we […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Sep 17, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • David Fitzsimmons Reports from The Line Of Fire

    Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons spent part of last week in Mexico City attending The Line of Fire international conference. La Línea de Fuego was hosted by the Cartooning For Peace organization. As this Google translation explains: 18 press cartoonists from 14 countries meet for several days at the Memoria y Tolerancia Museum in Mexico City to […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Sep 15, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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