Next Year's Convention
2008 AAEC Annual Convention
June 25-28, 2008
San Antonio, Texas
News from the 2007 AAEC Convention in Washington DC
A Report on the 2007 AAEC Convention in Washington, D.C.
by Dave Astor & JP Trostle (and a cast of hundreds)
Editor & Publisher Previews The D.C. Convention and The Golden Notebook
Editorial cartoonists had a memorable 1988 encounter with singer Robert Plant, whose many Led Zeppelin credits include "The Song Remains the Same."
That incident will be described later in this story, but the Zeppelin song (and film) title has some relevance to the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists as it nears its 50th-anniversary convention July 4-7 in Washington, D.C. — where the AAEC held its first meeting in 1957.
"Some of the problems then are the same problems now," noted AAEC President and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers, who said one of those issues is job losses. Also, there continues to be debate about what's the best cartoon style (for instance, hard-hitting or joke-oriented?).
But some things have not remained the same over ... [View Full Article]
2007 Convention Slideshows
News from the 2006 AAEC Convention in Denver
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists held their annual convention in Denver from June 7-10. Dave Astor covered the event for Editor & Publisher, and we've posted links to some of his articles below. Both the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News (whose cartoonists -- Mike Keefe and Ed Stein respectively -- did an excellent job of hosting the affair) also had articles on the confab. In addition, a number of cartoonists have recently posted slideshows and interviews ... [View Full Article]