AAEC 2015 Annual Convention, Columbus Ohio
AAEC 2015
Annual Convention
September 3 - 6, 2015
Columbus, Ohio
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
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  • AAEC calls for Maine Governor's apology to George Danby

    Maine Gov. Paul Le Page’s recent statement noting that he’d like to shoot Bangor Daily News cartoonist George Danby is nothing short of absolutely reprehensible. In light of the recent assassination of twelve people, including five cartoonists, at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in France, Gov. LePage’s remarks are beneath contempt. Calling for the shooting of a newspaper cartoonist in this political environment by an elected official is unprecedented, and Gov. LePage sets a new low in political judgment and discourse. Danby himself noted that had he made a similar statement, he’d be arrested. The board of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists condemns Gov. LePage’s vicious, stupid and irresponsible statement. We call upon him to issue a public apology to George Danby.   read more
    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015 02:37 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Condemns Texas Attack

    The shootings in Texas once again demonstrate that art is provocative, but we must not cower in the face of threats to this profession or to free expression. Political art, be it cartoons, paintings, sculpture, or anything else, is protected speech under the First Amendment. The group that sponsored the “art contest” has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The leader of the group seems to have her own tasteless and ignorant agenda. However, a group's political agenda, whether we agree with its goals or not, is subject to the same constitutional protections we all enjoy. Cartoons are powerful, as has been repeatedly shown in the past few months, and the AAEC condemns this senseless attack.  read more
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015 09:07 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Convention 2015, Columbus, Ohio

    It's time to make plans to come to this year's AAEC Convention in Columbus, Ohio! It will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, through Sunday, Sept. 6, and hosted by the OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). Day programming and public sessions will be held at CCAD, with separate events at the Billy Ireland, which will open up its cartooning treasure vault for the convention. There will be a sit-down banquet and awards ceremony Saturday evening. We will update you soon with an outline of the convention schedule.  read more
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 04:27 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Farewell to a former AAEC president

    The AAEC expresses its condolences to the family of Jack Jurden, the longtime editorial cartoonist for The Wilmington News-Journal. Jack died March 19, at age 88. Jack was the president of the AAEC from 1976-77, and was a popular figure for years at the conventions.  read more
    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 10:15 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Mission Statement

    -To support the profession of editorial cartooning in the United States on all platforms. -To be an international leader in support of the human, civil, and artistic rights of editorial cartoonists around the world, and to stand with other international groups in support of the profession. -To be a national and international leader for free speech, the foundation of political cartooning. -To encourage and foster young editorial cartooning talent. -To provide a common meeting ground for editorial cartoonists each year to exchange views, meet socially, and showcase creative and technological innovation.  read more
    Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 05:37 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • French court acquits Plantu from 2010 Catholic Pope cartoon

    French cartoonist Jean Plantureux (AKA Plantu) has been acquitted of accusations of inciting hatred by a French appeals court. The accusations stem from a cartoon (below) that depicted Pope Benedict XVI having sex with a child. The New York Times: A lower court acquitted Plantu last year, saying the cartoon came out at a time […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Mike Luckovich makes point about women on the $10; commits federal crime

    Monday, Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich defaced a $10 bill while discussing and commenting on the recent news of the Treasury announcing future $10 bills will feature a woman. I won’t spoil the ending, you’ll have to click through the image below and watch the video. Federal law prohibits mutilating or disfiguring U.S. currency […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Editorial cartoonist Daniel Saad recognized as Communicator of the Year

    From the The News Herald: Longtime editorial cartoonist Daniel Saad was named the International Association of Business Communicators Detroit chapter “Communicator of the Year,” at the annual Renaissance Awards ceremony held June 24 in South Lyon. Saad, had been the editorial cartoonist for The News-Herald Newspapers for more than 27 years, and has done cartons […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Video: Jimmy Margulies discusses poking fun of New Jersey politics

    The video below of editorial cartoonist Jimmy Margulies was posted yesterday. I suspect the actual air date might have been much earlier. Either way… here’s… Jimmy!  read more
    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Southern Poverty Law Center apologizes for posting plagiarized Englehart cartoon

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has issued an apology to Hartford Courant editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart for reposting a plagiarized cartoon that they found on Twitter. Bob’s original cartoon (below) was drawn in reaction to calls to remove the Confederate Flag. Below is the cartoon someone swiped and heavily altered including removing his signature and […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
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