The AAEC had two big weekends in a row, first in Sacramento for their annual convention, and then at CXC in Columbus, Ohio, (which is fast becoming one of the best comics art festivals in the country). Several reports came out in the wake of the Sacramento confab:
• Graphic novelist Brian Fies ("A Fire Story") was a guest speaker at this year's gathering, and files his thoughts on the annual confab.
• Canadian cartoonist Graeme MacKay sends his a detailed missive back from south of the border on this year's gathering of political cartoonists in Sacramento
• Finally, cartoonist Nathan Archer, whose birthday fell in the middle of this year's gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, writes about his adventure in Sacramento.
The following weekend, a bunch of cartoonists (including Ann Telnaes, Signe Wilkinson, Kevin Siers, Rob Rogers, Nate Beeler, Darrin Bell and JP Trostle) headed to Columbus, Ohio. As always, Mike Peterson did yeoman's work in covering the AAEC panels at CXC and other events at 4-day long free festival.
And now, here's a picture of Ben Sargent drawing