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  • Condolences to the Menees family

    The AAEC community wishes to extend its profound condolences to Tim Menees and his wife, Kay. Their son, Timmy, died of complications from a head injury at age 40. Timmy was a big-hearted man who worked in the non-profit sector. Tim was the longtime editorial cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Press for decades, a great friend to all cartoonists, mainstay of the AAEC band the Toontones, and a truly multi-talented man.  read more
    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 10:17 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Best wishes to a friend

    The AAEC community wishes former Sacramento Bee cartoonist Dennis Renault a speedy and full recovery following a bicycle accident a few months ago. Dennis has been in physical therapy for weeks, and, despite some setbacks, is improving. Through his wife Marty, you can send him at note at marty.renault@icloud.com.  read more
    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 09:50 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • AAEC Statement: We Condemn the Attack on the Charlie Hebdo Magazine

    The gruesome attack on the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France today reminds us that freedom of expression in cartooning is not a given in many parts of the world. Charlie Hebdo was also attacked in 2011, and continued to publish. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists condemns this revolting act of violence, and stands with the international cartooning community in mourning the loss of twelve people, including several police officers who were executed.  read more
    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 10:42 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Farewell, Jon Kennedy

    The AAEC expresses condolences to the family of former Arkansas Democrat cartoonist Jon Kennedy, a charter member of the AAEC at its founding in 1957. Jon passed away at 96 on Oct. 10, during the 57th AAEC convention in San Francisco. Jon Kennedy was a hugely talented and thoughtful cartoonist who mentored many young cartoonists, notably Dwane Powell and countless others. His strong and capable artwork was beautiful and compelling. The AAEC would not have been possible without Jon's efforts.  read more
    Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 08:49 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Farewell, Tony Auth

    Tony Auth’s colleagues and friends in the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists are profoundly saddened by his death. Tony was one of a small handful of that magnificent generation of 1960s and 1970s cartoonists who re-created what we do today. A brilliant, original editorial cartooning voice is gone. Tony’s drawing style was unique. The fluidity, grace, and simplicity of his line was a marvel, and his strong editorial positions stood out for four decades. There was no mistaking an Auth cartoon for others, ever. A master of irony and juxtaposition, Tony won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize, along with many other...  read more
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 06:34 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Ed Stein’s Sleeper Ave launches

    Former Rocky Mountain News editorial cartoonist Ed Stein (who also created the comic strip Freshly Squeezed has launched his webcomic Sleeper Ave . The comic is a personal history of growing up in Waco, Texas in the 1950s. Here’s how Ed describes it: In 1953, a tornado roared through the small town I grew up […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Cagle.com hit by hackers, presumably over Mohammad cartoons

    I will be upfront. The headline insulating a Mohammad/Charlie Hebdo connection is my conjecture – not anything Daryl Cagle has insulated. But here’s what we do know from Daryl. Cagle.com – one of the largest online repositories of editorial cartoons in the world has been hit with a brute force Distributed Denial of Service attack […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Larry Pickering offered police protection after posting cartoon on website

    Australian political cartoonist Larry Pickering was visited by police after he posted a cartoon on his website in response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Fortunately, they weren’t there to harass or censor. They wanted to offer protection. Pickering said he draw the image in response to what happened in France as a sign that […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Rob Tornoe: Je Suis not getting paid

    Still mortified about our fallen cartoonist colleagues, but free speech will always win. #CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/GHejOEXHwG — Rob Tornoe (@RobTornoe) January 7, 2015 Editorial cartoonist Rob Tornoe found his cartoon (above) responding the to the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo had gone viral and even ended up in print publications – without permission or compensation. […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Chan Lowe laid off from Sun-Sentinel

    The same day the world was horrified and then rallied to stand by cartoonists and their right to free speech, the Sun-Sentinel laid off Chan Lowe, their staff editorial cartoonist of 30 years, according to Buddy Nevins a blogger that covers journalism in Southern Florida. Nevin writes: Lowe was just one of several employees dumped […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015   |  Author: Alan Gardner
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