AAEC 2018 Annual Convention, Hoffstra Sacramento, California

2018 AAEC
Annual Convention

Septembr 20-23, 2018
Sacramento, CA

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  • Deadline to enter the Rex Babin Local Cartooning contest is TODAY

    Today is the birthday of the late cartoonist Rex Babin and the LAST DAY to enter the "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning." Submissions must be received by midnight tonight EST. For details, click here: http://news.editorialcartoonists.com/aaec/2018/07/the-return-of-the-rex-babin-local-cartooning-award.html  read more
    Published: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 09:37 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Pat Bagley on #FreePress

    In my nearly forty years at The Salt Lake Tribune I've known hundreds of journalists. They are the kind of people who place a found dollar bill on the edge of a cubicle and it will still there three days later. My colleagues are universally honest and conscientious about getting the facts straight. Likewise, while my cartoonist peers employ exaggeration and hyperbole to express their opinions, I don't know a single one of them, no matter their politics, who would knowingly, deliberately and repeatedly lie. These are not the enemies of the people you're looking for. Pat Bagley President, Association...  read more
    Published: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 02:43 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Unified Front

    Tomorrow, August 16, 2018, hundreds of newspapers across the country will be uniting in confronting and denouncing Donald Trump's constant assault on the free press. Editorials cartoonists nationwide will be joining in defense of the First Amendment (cartoons have already begun to appear in the above feed.) Lead by the Boston Globe, over 200 newspapers will be posting editorials on promoting freedom of the press: "Some of the most respected and widely circulated newspapers in the country have committed to taking a stand in their editorial pages, including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, The...  read more
    Published: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 01:19 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Award update

    Cartoonist Ed Hall needs to make more room on his shelf after winning this year's Sunshine State Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and First Place in two different categories from the Florida Press Association. Congrats too to AAEC member Peter Evans on landing Second Place for Editorial Cartooning in Division C, and cartoonists Steve Borggren and Clay Jones for placing and showing, respectively. Meanwhile, out in California, comics journalist Brian Fies was bestowed with a golden resolution from Sonoma County Board of Supervisors for his "contributions to the arts and literature." Fies will be on discussing "A Fire...  read more
    Published: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 12:48 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Rex Babin exhibit opens in Sacramento

    Love cartoons? In Sacramento? Check out "Drawing Caleeforneeya: Political Cartoons Of Rex Babin." The retrospective of the late great editorial cartoonist opens today, Aug. 14, and runs thru Oct. 14. http://www.californiamuseum.org/rex-babin The AAEC will also be holding a special opening reception at the exhibit on Sept. 20 to kick off this year's convention.  read more
    Published: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 04:22 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • In Other News…

    Congratulations The Nib garnered three times more than requested in its Kickstarter bid to produce a magazine. It will join Funny Times and Humor Times as a periodical on the newsstand shelves, though The Nib magazine will be formatted different – a slick ‘bookazine’ instead of pulp tabloid, and featuring long-form political reporting and commentary. […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Aug 18, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Clay Jones Joins the Counterinsurgency

    To counter what it describes as President Donald Trump’s “dirty war against the free press,” The Boston Globe is urging newspapers across the country to take a coordinated stand against his anti-media attacks. And scores have already answered the call to battle. On Saturday, Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy editorial page editor, told CNN that […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Aug 14, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Paul Conrad: Enemy of the President

    Over the last 150 years there were and are many great editorial cartoonists, you can name your favorites and I can name mine. There are fewer that we deem a Master of the Craft. Paul Conrad was a Master. Paul Conrad often claimed that making President Richard Nixon’s enemies list in 1973 was one of […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Aug 10, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • 2018 AAEC Convention Schedule Set

    An international line-up of Americans Ward Sutton, Matt Bors, Brian Fies, and Rob Rogers; Canadians Terry Mosher, Wes Tyrell, and Graeme McKay; New Zealanders Sharon Murdoch, Toby Morris, Rod Emmerson, and Nigel Buchanan. Hosted by Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman and Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist and AAEC President Pat Bagley. Plus seminars, exhibits, business […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Aug 10, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Manafort Courtroom Sketch Artists

    There are three sketch artists in the courtroom for Paul Manafort‘s financial crimes trial. Reuters is using the artwork of William (Bill) Hennessy, Jr.   The Associated Press is going with Dana Verkouteren.   NPR has the talents of Art Lien.   Network and cable news seem to be gravitating toward the Hennessy drawings. Hennessy […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Aug 8, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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