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  • Zunar detained

    The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists strongly condemns the detention of the political cartoonist Zunar by the Malaysian authorities. Zunar and his wife have been the subject of continued harassment by police in Kuala Lumpur.   read more
    Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 04:00 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Sunshine Week

    Fellow cartoonists, -- This is from Anders Gyllenhaal, Vice President for News at McClatchy and a member of the ASNE Board of Directors. He’d like us to contribute cartoons about Sunshine Week, which is March 15-21. Please consider doing a cartoon for this important week. Thanks! – Jack  read more
    Published: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 10:28 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Condolences to the Menees family

    The AAEC community wishes to extend its profound condolences to Tim Menees and his wife, Kay. Their son, Timmy, died of complications from a head injury at age 40. Timmy was a big-hearted man who worked in the non-profit sector. Tim was the longtime editorial cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Press for decades, a great friend to all cartoonists, mainstay of the AAEC band the Toontones, and a truly multi-talented man.  read more
    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 10:17 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Best wishes to a friend

    The AAEC community wishes former Sacramento Bee cartoonist Dennis Renault a speedy and full recovery following a bicycle accident a few months ago. Dennis has been in physical therapy for weeks, and, despite some setbacks, is improving. Through his wife Marty, you can send him at note at marty.renault@icloud.com.  read more
    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 09:50 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Statement: We Condemn the Attack on the Charlie Hebdo Magazine

    The gruesome attack on the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France today reminds us that freedom of expression in cartooning is not a given in many parts of the world. Charlie Hebdo was also attacked in 2011, and continued to publish. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists condemns this revolting act of violence, and stands with the international cartooning community in mourning the loss of twelve people, including several police officers who were executed.  read more
    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 10:42 AM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • “The cartoonist has become a fighting heathen whom it is permissible to kill.”

    From the NY Times: Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, known as Mullah Krekar, was arrested Thursday in Oslo on preliminary charges of inciting to commit criminal offense, a day after giving an interview to Norwegian broadcaster NRK. He was also apprehended on preliminary charges for threating a Kurdish immigrant living in Norway in the same TV interview. […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Video: Clay Bennett’s Berryman award acceptance speech

    Clay Bennett, editorial cartoonist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, was the 2014 winner of the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning. Here’s his acceptance speech.  read more
    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Zunar to speak at UN forum on Malaysian laws silence critics

    Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, will be speaking at a United Nations forum on human rights next month. From this story in the Malay Mail Online, he’s hitting back at the Malaysian government that has harassed, confiscated his books and cartoons, and charged him on sedition for years. “I will explain in detail… […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Al Jazeera highlights 9 cartoonists facing government threats

    Al Jazeera America has posted a profile of political cartoonists around the world that are facing threats by their government for their cartoons. The list includes: Ali Dilem (Algeria), Xavier Bonilla (Ecuador), Denis Leroy (France), Kanika Mishra (India), Ali Ferzat (Syria), Zunar (Malaysia), Manel Fontdevila (Spain), Prageeth (Sri Lanka), and Tony Namate (Zimbabwe). The list […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Palestinian cartoonists suspended, investigated after favorable depiction of the Prophet Muhammed

    It’s almost as if this story was written for The Onion. From the Independent: But such are the popular and religious sensibilities around Islam’s founder that Palestinian cartoonist Mohammed Sabaaneh’s depiction of a robed man, spreading seeds of love drawn from a heart-shaped purse over the globe, caused an uproar. He labelled his cartoon – […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
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