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2019 AAEC
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September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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  • First Amendment exhibit opens at Billy Ireland Museum

    A new exhibit on freedom of speech opens Saturday, April 20, at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. "Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment" runs until October 20, and be part of this year's CXC Festival in Columbus, OH. The exhibit, with work from over 70 cartoonists, was curated by Lucy Caswell and Ann Telnaes. "I would like to encourage our visitors to think about the role of the editorial cartoonist to stimulate voters to think about issues that matter to our democracy," said Lucy Caswell, founding curator at Billy Ireland, talking to Columbus Alive. Caswell co-curated...  read more
    Published: Thu, Apr 18, 2019 01:20 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • New cartooning contest announced

    United Sketches has announced a new contest for cartoonists: The 2019 Women Cartoonists International Award It has long been known that the field of cartooning (especially political cartooning) has had a dearth of female artists. The WCIA is exclusively open to women cartoonists. The deadline to enter is August 31. Here's the complete press release: United Sketches Proudly Presents A World Premiere International Cartoon Award Exclusively for Women Cartoonists, a Global Art Movement for Humanity. After some months working on the concept and wonderful exchanges with Ann Telnaes, Marilena Nardi and Anne Derenne, and gathering ideas, United Sketches is honored...  read more
    Published: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 09:17 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Darrin Bell wins Pulitzer Prize

    A big congratulations to Darrin Bell on winning the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning! The Pulitzer committee cited Bell "For beautiful and daring editorial cartoons that took on issues affecting disenfranchised communities, calling out lies, hypocrisy and fraud in the political turmoil surrounding the Trump administration." Bell was the first African-American cartoonist to win the coveted journalism prize. Also, congrats to finalists Ken Fisher, aka Ruben Bolling aka Tom the Dancing Bug -- and Rob Rogers, who's unwillingness to back off on criticism of Trump cost him his job in 2018. In an interview with The Washington Post's Michael...  read more
    Published: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 08:50 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Dwane Powell fondly remembered

    Condolences poured in from across North America after word broke that cartoonist Dwane Powell finally succumbed to the cancer he's been battling for years. Dwane died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 14. He and his wife Jan had just celebrated their 48th anniversary a few days before. Close family friend Ann Telnaes posted, "Dwane Powell was what an editorial cartoonist should be—fearless, funny, and passionate about shining a light on injustice. He was also my favorite cartoonist buddy. He will be missed by his readers and colleagues." A remembrance of Dwane ran the next day in his long-time Raleigh...  read more
    Published: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 06:43 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Ted Rall's Anti-SLAPP Case

    Cartoonist Ted Rall is one step closer to getting his day in court: the California Supreme Court has granted his Petition for Review in his anti-SLAPP lawsuit against the Los Angeles Times. Rall had been attempting to sue the newspaper for wrongful dismissal and defamation, after he was fired as a contributor by the newspaper in 2015. The media conglomerate has since tied up the freelance cartoonist in court with a provision designed to help individuals fight large corporations — the exact opposite of the statutes intent. The AAEC was one of seven organizations that filed Friend of the Court...  read more
    Published: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 10:34 AM  |  Author: AAEC

Cartoon News, Courtesy Daily Cartoonist

  • 90 Years Ago – Herblock Debuts

      The Chicago Daily News – April 24, 1929 Herbert Block, signing Herblock, begins his career as an editorial cartoonist.   Herblock would continue for 72 years, until his death in 2001. During that time he would be awarded three Pulitzer Prizes. The first for a comment about Joseph Stalin.   The last Pulitzer for […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Apr 24, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • John Backderf draws Kent State Shootings

      Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the infamous Kent State shootings. In Spring of 2020 John Backderf and Abrams Books will release Kent State: Four Dead In Ohio. “I’ve boiled the story down to showing how it unfolded,” Derf said. “It’s a very personal account of this shocking event that still reverberates […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Apr 23, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • What’s a Cartoonist Like You…(Two)

    The Press Club of Atlantic City has announced the winners for the 85th National Headliner Awards. For editorial cartoons First Place Rob Rogers robrogers.com Judges’ comments: ?This collection of cartoons gets high marks for originality, diversity of topics, quality of artwork and clarity of message. An outstanding entry all around. Second Place Ward Sutton The […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Apr 23, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • What’s a Cartoonist Like You…

          Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum recognized as Ohio historic journalism site The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum gets recognized: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) has been recognized as the first Ohio historic journalism site selected by the Society of Professional Journalists, Central Ohio Professional Chapter (SPJ) and […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Apr 20, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Tales From The Reuben: Al Roker, A.C.E.

      Awards are handed out every year at The Reubens Dinner. Most are annual acknowledgements, some are occasional. The ACE Award is on the intermittent schedule. The ACE Award, or Amateur Cartoonist Extraordinary award, is given to a celebrity or notable who aspired at one time to become a cartoonist, but whose path led them […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Apr 18, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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