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2019 AAEC
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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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  • Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

    Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some of the iconic comic strips of our time, including Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, Cul-de-Sac, Doonesbury, The Far Side and For Better or for Worse. […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Sep 17, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Mary Zins – RIP

      Artist and cartoonist Mary Zins has passed away. Mary Catherine (MC) Zins ?June 2, 1964? – August 22, 2019   From the obituary: …our sister will always be remembered as a gifted and talented artist that eventually blossoms into an outstanding, Internationalist Fine Art Cartoonist e.g., cartoonmovement. Whom mimicked her father, Chuck Zins, a […]  read more
    Published: Sun, Sep 15, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Young Editors on The State of Ed-Op Cartooning

    Editor and Publisher recently asked a couple of young editors for their thoughts on the recent firings of editorial cartoonists by a few newspapers. Firing editorial cartoonists for their controversial art not only violates their right to free speech, but it robs the public of the full story. What newspapers choose to publish, or not […]  read more
    Published: Sun, Sep 15, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Andy Capp Gets Political about Brexit

    From The Daily Mirror in the United Kingdom: After today’s comic showed Andy Capp joining an anti-Brexit march, [The Daily Mirror] went straight to the man himself to clear up what he really thinks about the biggest issue in British politics. Andy Capp responds: When you live your life in a blissful boozy haze as […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Sep 13, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Washington Post Closes the Express Lane

    above: the last edition Express, a free daily tabloid published by The Washington Post and meant for the young commuter crowd, has printed its last edition today. The Post says WiFi in the Metro has made it easier for riders to read on their phones instead, and falling ridership on Metro hasn’t helped matters. But […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Sep 12, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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