AAEC 2017 Annual Convention, Hoffstra University, Hampsted, New York

2017 AAEC
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November 1-4, 2017
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  • A call to art

    Toonfest is seeking submissions. Here's organizer Paul Fell: Greetings Fellow Cartoonists, It’s time for me to make my annual pitch for you to send a couple of samples of your work to be part of the annual cartoon exhibit that is held every year at the Walt Disney Hometown Toonfest in Marceline, MO. I was a speaker at one of the early Toonfest events and I return every year to volunteer and hang out with my cartoonist buddies. One of my volunteer assignments is to round up cartoon art for the exhibit. The response I receive from you guys year...  read more
    Published: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 11:54 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Translating Trump: Two cartoonists tackle the guy in the White House

    Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (of Too Much Coffee Man fame) has been turning Trump's tweets into cartoons, and this summer released a collection of the best of them. Michael Cavna interviews the intrepid translator of "Shit My President Tweets" This is also a good time to revisit a recent article on New Yorker cartoonist Paul Noth, who has had Trump's number for a long time. Read the whole thing here.  read more
    Published: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 11:40 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • The secret behind the most trusted cartoonist in America!

    Michael Cavna takes a look at a collection of Kelly's Onion cartoons and declares it the Book of the year! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2017/08/10/why-the-onions-kelly-is-the-best-bad-cartoonist-in-america/?utm_term=.1c0664243bee  read more
    Published: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 03:10 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Mike Smith kicks off a presidential retrospective

    Las Vegas cartoonist Mike Smith has 34 years of cartoons to draw on, and has kicked off a month-long retrospective of his presidential takes. Las Vegas Weekly talks to the editorial cartoonist before the exhibit opens this week. https://lasvegasweekly.com/ae/fine-art/2017/aug/10/cartoonist-mike-smith-presidential-retrospective/  read more
    Published: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 01:03 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Remembering a Class Act

    As word of Dick Locher's passing spread among cartoonists Monday, one sentiment rang clear. "You will not meet anyone who has anything bad to say about him," said Mike Thompson. The proof of that was in the outpouring of admiration for Locher, who died August 6 after a years-long battle with Parkinson's disease. "Dick was a consummate gentleman and a true professional," wrote Ted Rall. "He epitomized grace under pressure and class." "What a class act he was," mused Ben Sargent in an email. "Dick was godfather to all of us in the trade; universally loved and will be universally...  read more
    Published: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 08:23 AM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • John Locher Award expanded to graphic journalists, web cartoonists

    The John Locher Award has a new website and an expanded criteria for eligibility that includes graphic journalists and web cartoonists. Application for the award is now free.  For full eligibility details, visit the new site. Entry deadline is April 15.  read more
    Published: Thu, Feb 18, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Matt Bors’ The Nib lands at First Look Media

    A nice development for Matt Bors’ The Nib. First Look Media today announced that they have partnered with award winning cartoonist Matt Bors on his irreverent comics publication, The Nib. Formerly part of the online platform Medium, The Nib will re-launch this summer through First Look Media as an independent daily publication and online newsletter. […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Egyptian cartoonist arrested for running website without a license

    From the New York Times: An Egyptian cartoonist, whose work is occasionally critical of government figures, was arrested in the capital, Cairo, on Sunday and charged with running a webpage without a license, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. The arrest of Islam Gaweesh appears to be part of an intensified clampdown on […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Peter Dunlap-Shohl publishes graphic novel about living with Parkinson”s disease

    Former Anchorage Daily News editorial cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl has published a new graphic novel entitled “My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s.” From the Anchorage Daily News: When Peter Dunlap-Shohl, the former editorial cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News, received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at age 43, he saw his whole world collapsing. Thirteen years later, […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Jan 15, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Ann Telnaes and Signe Wilkinson appear on C-SPAN to discuss free speech after Charlie Hebdo anniversary

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    Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner

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