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  • 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
  • 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

Cartoon News, Courtesy Daily Cartoonist

  • Newsweek: Cartoonists are particularly vulnerable to threats…

    From Newsweek: Cartoonists are “particularly vulnerable” to threats because their work conveys “incredibly complex ideas and themes and critiques in a pretty simple, easy to understand manner that crosses barriers,” said Courtney Radsch, advocacy director of CPJ. “That’s what makes the cartoons powerful but also what puts the cartoonists at great risk…. They are pushing […]  read more
    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Iranian artist jailed for spreading propaganda, insulting government leaders

    A sad story of Iranian artist and political activist Atena Farghadani who has been arrested for the cartoon above criticizing a new law restrict access to birth control. Ms Farghadani, 28, faces charges of spreading propaganda, insulting MPs, and insulting the supreme leader. The laws would end decades of family planning in Iran, outlawing vasectomies […]  read more
    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Are Muslim editorial cartoonists opposing Isis?

    Christiane Gruber makes the case that The West is under reporting the opposition to ISIS from Muslim cartoonists in the Middle East. Writing in Newsweek: Over the past year, cartoonists across the Middle East have critiqued ISIS with equal amounts of ferocity and fearlessness. From Jordan to Iran, they frequently lambast ISIS—referring to it through […]  read more
    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Robert Ariail wins 2015 Green Eyeshade award

    Congratulations are in order for Robert Ariail who is this year’s Green Eyeshade award winner. The award recognizes the best journalists in the southeastern United States. Coming in second and third place are Clay Bennett of the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Bill Day of Cagle Cartoon Syndicate.  read more
    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Malaysian court reverses decision; Government to seek ban on Zunar books

    From the Malay Mail: The Federal Court today allowed the government to appeal a lower court’s decision to lift a ban on two books by political cartoonist Zunar. The cartoonist, whose real name is Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaqur said that the ban on the two books, 1 Funny Malaysia and Perak Darul Kartun were initially […]  read more
    Published: Wed, May 13, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
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