AAEC 2018 Annual Convention, Hoffstra Sacramento, California

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Septembr 20-23, 2018
Sacramento, CA

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  • Cartoonists and Press Freedom at Davos

    Last week Patrick Chappatte was in Davos for the World Economic Forum, where he helped put together a "Cartooning for Peace" exhibit. He wrote, "It was a chance to showcase the work of the Geneva Foundation I co-founded with Plantu, and whose honorary chair was Kofi Annan (that’s a separate entity from the Cartooning for Peace assoication organized around Plantu in Paris). Chappatte added, "In Davos, I seized every opportunity to talk about the plight of some fellow cartoonists like Musa Kart from Turkey and Hani Abbas from Syria. Aside from the exhibit, we had two panels on the subject...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 05:47 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • All the news that's left to print

    Michael Peterson's must-read column Comic Strip of the Day was heavy on the editorial cartooning news yesterday, with the blogger's thoughts on recent layoffs, and a backlash against the new Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist. Speaking of, reporter D.D. Degg has been following the controversy over Steve Kelley's recent cartoons. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world of political cartooning...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 04:11 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • After the layoffs, part II: Co-workers & local media recall cartoonist Charlie Daniel

    In the wake of sudden staff cuts at several Gannett papers last week, friends and co-workers of Charlie Daniel explained in no uncertain terms why he will be missed. (1) His long-time daily paper, the News Sentinel, takes a brief look back at Daniel's 60-year career. In March, the News Sentinel will publish a retrospective special section looking back on Daniel’s 60 years of cartooning in Knoxville. News Sentinel cartoonist Charlie Daniel retires at age 89 after 6 decades of 'making us laugh and think' https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2019/01/24/news-sentinel-cartoonist-charlie-daniel-retires-after-6-decades/2668811002/ (2) The knoxnews website adds a slide show of 6 decades of images of...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 03:42 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • After the layoffs, Part I: Co-workers recall cartoonist Steve Benson

    In the wake of sudden staff cuts at several Gannett papers last week, friends and co-workers of Steve Benson explained in no uncertain terms why he will be missed. (1) Karina Bland recalled the caricatures Benson drew for each staffer when they left at the Arizona Republic. The Steve Benson drawings you never saw and why they meant so much https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/karinabland/2019/01/27/steve-benson-drawings-did-you-never-saw/2683523002/ (2) Fellow Arizona cartoonist David Fitzsimmons laments the loss of a "master samurai" Fitz: Arizona's finest cartoonist, Steve Benson, bites the dust https://tucson.com/opinion/local/fitz-arizona-s-finest-cartoonist-steve-benson-bites-the-dust/article_8c4bd495-cdd3-5adf-b18c-0089450e6065.html (3) Readers, including ex-Gov. Jan Brewer!, blast Benson's layoff "Penny wise and pound foolish": Readers react...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 03:33 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • A curious artifact from cartooning's past

    For several decades before television was ubiquitous, politicians in some parts of the country would often hire their supposed nemesis—editorial cartoonists—to draw them in paid political ads in the local newspaper A new article takes a look back at the forgotten practice: https://news.uark.edu/articles/45925/historical-quarterly-article-examines-lost-practice-of-paid-cartoon-advertising-in-arkansas-politics  read more
    Published: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 02:41 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • More Reader Reactions to Contrary Cartoonists

      Point: While I have long thought “Mallard Fillmore” to be not funny and in poor taste, the Feb. 2 strip surpasses all previous ones: “Not ‘Congresspersons.’ It’s ‘Persons of Congress.'” Besides the fact that I have never heard of the new term for our representatives, it would be abbreviated POC, which is a term […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Feb 13, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Newspapers Are Dropping Non Sequitur Over Trump Transgression – (continually) updated

      The Butler Eagle dropping Non Sequitur over the F… Yourself Trump hidden message in the Sunday February 10 comics sections was only the tip of a growing iceberg. Other newspapers are also banishing the Wiley Miller’s comic. Among the papers ending their association with Non Sequitur are:   The aforementioned Butler Eagle “We apologize […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Feb 12, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Non Sequitur Vulgar Message to Trump Costs Wiley Paper(s) – update: Cartoonist & Syndicate Respond

    From the Butler Eagle: “A reader brought to our attention that one of the syndicated comic strips which appears in the Sunday Butler Eagle may contain a hidden message which was apparently placed there by someone in the creative department of the creator of the comic strip or the syndication which controls it,” said Ron […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Feb 11, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Ann Telnaes: Voice of America

    “Personally, I don’t think there should be a line.” Because who is going to decide what should or shouldn’t? Voice of America highlights editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes in a 2½ minute video.              read more
    Published: Sun, Feb 10, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Tomi Ungerer – RIP

    Author, Illustrator and cartoonist Tomi Ungerer has passed away. Jean-Thomas (Tomi) Ungerer November 28, 1931 – February 9, 2019* *Ungerer died sometime during the night of Friday February 8 to Saturday February 9. In 1956, he traveled to America, hitting New York in 1956 with $65 in his pocket and many drawings whereupon Ursula Nordstrom, […]  read more
    Published: Sun, Feb 10, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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