AAEC - The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists

2019 AAEC
Annual Convention

September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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Phil Hands
Wisconsin State Journal

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Phil Hands

Phil is the editorial cartoonis for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. He is the only cartoonist on the staff of a newspaper in Wisconsin. Phil also creates illustrations for the editorial page and the sports page of the Wisconsin State Journal, and has been known, from time to time, to even write a column.

Phil distributes his cartoons in newspapers across the state of Wisconsin and Tribune Content Agency distributes his cartoons throughout the United States. He cartoons are distributed by the Canadian syndicate Artizans.com. 

Phil received a B.A. in political science and studio art in 2003 from Kenyon College in Ohio and  a M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007.

A pathetically loyal Detroit Tigers fan, in his spare time Phil enjoys eating cheese, drinking coffee and being cold. Currently, Phil lives in Madison, Wis., with his very understanding wife, Tricia, son, Owen and daughter, Claire.


                 Pulitzer Prize finalist (2008)
                 Milwaukee Press Club (2005) (2006) (2007)
                 SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award  (2012)
                 Associated Collegiate Press (2007)



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Description of Presentation: A brief description of my humble beginnings in the world of editorial cartooning, followed by a slide show where I explain the inspiration or aggravation of specific cartoons, and how much local politicians hate them. The presentation features over 50 of Phil's editorial cartoons and illustrations.
Length of Presentation: 45 minutes plus questions
Availability: Need 6 weeks notice
Terms: In Dane County/Madison Area, there is no charge. Outside of the Dane County area $300 an hour, plus travel expenses.
Setup Needs: Projector with USB hookup
Other Requirements:
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