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  • Farewell, Jon Kennedy

    The AAEC expresses condolences to the family of former Arkansas Democrat cartoonist Jon Kennedy, a charter member of the AAEC at its founding in 1957. Jon passed away at 96 on Oct. 10, during the 57th AAEC convention in San Francisco. Jon Kennedy was a hugely talented and thoughtful cartoonist who mentored many young cartoonists, notably Dwane Powell and countless others. His strong and capable artwork was beautiful and compelling. The AAEC would not have been possible without Jon's efforts.  read more
    Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 08:49 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Farewell, Tony Auth

    Tony Auth’s colleagues and friends in the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists are profoundly saddened by his death. Tony was one of a small handful of that magnificent generation of 1960s and 1970s cartoonists who re-created what we do today. A brilliant, original editorial cartooning voice is gone. Tony’s drawing style was unique. The fluidity, grace, and simplicity of his line was a marvel, and his strong editorial positions stood out for four decades. There was no mistaking an Auth cartoon for others, ever. A master of irony and juxtaposition, Tony won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize, along with many other...  read more
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 06:34 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists remembers Etta Hulme

    Etta Hulme, cartoonist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, died June 25th at the age of 90. A longtime member and former president, Etta was a widely respected and beloved member of the AAEC. Although her drawing style has been described as soft, the messages behind the images were powerful and clear. Etta was exactly what an editorial cartoonist should be, fearless and determined- plus she did it with a wonderful smile. The AAEC sends their deepest sympathy to her family and friends. We'll miss Etta very much. Related articles Etta Hulme, acclaimed Star-Telegram cartoonist, dies  read more
    Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:40 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC's Satire Fest is coming to San Francisco!

    The AAEC's Satire Fest is coming to San Francisco on October 9, 10, 11.  read more
    Published: Fri, May 23, 2014 06:51 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Herblock Prize eligibility expanded

    The Board of the Herblock Foundation just voted to include monthly newspaper and magazine publications in the eligibility for the Prize. The deadline is February 3rd. For more information, please visit http://www.herbblockfoundation.org/herblock-prize  read more
    Published: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 08:23 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Bucks County Courier Times advertisers targeted in protest for Chris Britt cartoon

    After the Bucks County Courier Times ran a Chris Britt cartoon, a couple police organizations have written letters or made statements of protest. Someone has gone one step further and created a Facebook page called Standing Up Against BCCT with the goal of creating a list of local advertisers that do business with the paper […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Chris Britt cartoon update: Philly Police org president wishes ill will on newspaper who ran cartoon

    This is almost comical now. In response to the Chris Britt cartoon featured above that ran in the Bucks County Courier Times. The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby wrote a letter to the editor expressing that the paper is only “allegedly respectable”, it’s going to hell as a “miserable parasites in the […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Clay Bennett named 2014 Berryman Award recipient

    Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett has been named as this year’s winner of the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning From the judges: The judges saw elegant simplicity in Clay Bennett’s work – clear drawings, clear messages. Bennett’s style is disarming and charming with a strong bite underneath. […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Chris Britt cartoon causes police organization to demand full page apology

    A recent Chris Britt cartoon has ticked off a police organization in Bucks County Pennsylvania. The cartoon (above) is yet another one on the theme of how police are perceived by some members The Bensalem Police has demanded a full-page apology and say they’ll organize their own protest of the paper in the coming weeks. […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Profiled: Peter Dunlap Shohl talks of his animations, Parkinson’s Disease

    Former Anchorage Daily News editorial cartoonist Peter Dunlap Shohl was interviewed by the local tv station about the projects he’s working on such as his Frozen Grin blog animations as well as his cartoons on the “Off & On, The Alaska Parkinson’s Rag.”  read more
    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014   |  Author: Alan Gardner
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