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

2017 AAEC
Annual Convention

The City
November 1-4, 2017
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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AAEC News Blog

  • CXC: One week from today!

    We are one week out from this year's CXC in Columbus, OH! Join political cartoonists Signe Wilkinson, Ann Telnaes, Nat Beeler, and our friends at OSU's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum for Cartoon Crossroad Columbus, a free 4-day festival celebrating all things cartooning.  read more
    Published: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 01:53 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • New Vietnam doc brings back old memories for cartoonist

    The new Vietnam documentary by Ken Burns has brought back old memories for political cartoonist and veteran Dwane Powell. Powell, who served in a National Guard MASH unit, saw the effects and fallout of the war first hand. He writes about his time in the military in a column for the N&O. Read the whole thing here.  read more
    Published: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 01:11 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Catching up on overseas cartoon news

    A passel of cartoon news from around the world — some of it even good! • An EU group accuses the European Parliament of censoring cartoonists after they pull almost half the art from a new exhibit. The censored cartoons apparently cut a little too close to the EU's image of itself. Apparently the EU doesn't like being poked fun of ... Poor EU. • A new exhibit at Harvard University looks at the "Mad Cartoonists of Cairo"—a wave of controversial artists who reflect a changing Middle East. • A political cartoonist is a lead character in the Australian stage...  read more
    Published: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 12:10 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Benson: The changing dynamics of political cartooning today

    Steve Benson discusses the challenges of being a cartoonist in the current environment in this interview with KJZZ. "In these more splintered times, the cartoonist’s job can be harder because it seems like people are less likely to laugh, especially if the point of view disagrees with their own." Listen to the whole thing here.  read more
    Published: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 01:57 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • A letter from Mary Locher

    A few weeks after cartoonist Dick Locher passed away, Mary Locher sent an email that she wanted to be shared with the members of the AAEC. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Thank you for your wonderful friendship for all these years. Dick and I have really missed seeing all of you and missed being able to attend the conventions. We have had a care giver living with us this past year; Dick was really convinced that with his help we could make it to New York...  read more
    Published: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 01:43 PM  |  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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