AAEC 2017 Annual Convention, Hoffstra University, Hampsted, New York

2017 AAEC
Annual Convention

The City
November 1-4, 2017
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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  • 2017 Convention registration deadline THIS WEDNESDAY!

    We all know cartoonists only respond to deadlines, so here it is — You must register for this year's AAEC Convention by WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25. That's two days, people. Seriously, if you are thinking of coming to this year's gathering at Hofstra University, you need to register by Wednesday. If you're only planning on going to the closing banquet Saturday, or the luncheon at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan on Friday — you need to register by Wednesday. In particular, the Society of Illustrator's luncheon will be first come, first served, so register TODAY! Go to http://editorialcartoonists.com/aaecweb/convention.cfm for the...  read more
    Published: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 12:13 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • “Protecting Cartoonists and Satire” — Monday, Oct. 30 at Columbia University

    We are now just one week out from the first event of the 2017 Political Cartoon & Satire Festival! Join us Monday, Oct. 30 at Columbia University for the pre-convention panel: “Protecting Cartoonists and Satire.” Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Ann Telnaes, Matt Wuerker and Nick Anderson will join Patrick Chappatte and David Schulz, Director of the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School to discuss free speech in today's increasing dnagerous environment. The talk is in conjunction with Patrick Chappatte’s “Windows on Death Row” exhibition, and the event is free and open to the public. So if you're...  read more
    Published: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 11:46 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Like cartoonists? Love This Modern World? In Iowa Saturday?

    Have we got a show for you! Dan Perkins returns to his home town for a fall festival presentation Saturday.  read more
    Published: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:03 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • A special request from the NCS

    Our friends at the National Cartoonist Society are sending out a call to all cartoonists: They will be hosting a special fundraiser in November to help those affected by all the hurricanes this year, and are asking for donations of original or signed art for auction. Here are the details: + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Dear colleagues, This is a reminder and an update on our NCS/National Cartoonist Society Foundation auction to raise money to aid victims of the recent hurricanes,...  read more
    Published: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 09:41 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Has the AAEC come full circle?

    Back in 1954, an article in the Saturday Review titled "The Rise and Fall of the Political Cartoon" wondered if editorial cartooning was dead. The author of the piece complained that cartoons weren't as good as they used to be, and that they — and newspapers— were losing ground and influence to competition from "radio, television and news magazines." The article so enraged cartoonist John Stampone that he decided to fight back and form the "Association of American Editorial Cartoonists" in the hope it would "help restore some of the prestige to the profession." Organizing his fellow cartoonists took some...  read more
    Published: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 05:01 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • John Locher Award expanded to graphic journalists, web cartoonists

    The John Locher Award has a new website and an expanded criteria for eligibility that includes graphic journalists and web cartoonists. Application for the award is now free.  For full eligibility details, visit the new site. Entry deadline is April 15.  read more
    Published: Thu, Feb 18, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Matt Bors’ The Nib lands at First Look Media

    A nice development for Matt Bors’ The Nib. First Look Media today announced that they have partnered with award winning cartoonist Matt Bors on his irreverent comics publication, The Nib. Formerly part of the online platform Medium, The Nib will re-launch this summer through First Look Media as an independent daily publication and online newsletter. […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Egyptian cartoonist arrested for running website without a license

    From the New York Times: An Egyptian cartoonist, whose work is occasionally critical of government figures, was arrested in the capital, Cairo, on Sunday and charged with running a webpage without a license, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. The arrest of Islam Gaweesh appears to be part of an intensified clampdown on […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Peter Dunlap-Shohl publishes graphic novel about living with Parkinson”s disease

    Former Anchorage Daily News editorial cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl has published a new graphic novel entitled “My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s.” From the Anchorage Daily News: When Peter Dunlap-Shohl, the former editorial cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News, received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at age 43, he saw his whole world collapsing. Thirteen years later, […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Jan 15, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Ann Telnaes and Signe Wilkinson appear on C-SPAN to discuss free speech after Charlie Hebdo anniversary

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    Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner

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