Join us for our virtual 2021 cartoonist convention,
including a Saturday full of events open to the public.
Friday, Oct. 8
11 AM ET
On October 8, Canada Post will issue a new set of stamps that highlight the works of five of Canada’s most renowned editorial cartoonists. Log on for a live conversation with the celebrated artists as they recount tales of covering the news in the Great White North. With Bruce MacKinnon, Terry “Aislin” Mosher, Serge Chapleau, Brian Gable, and Ian Macpherson, son of the Toronto Star’s Duncan Macpherson. In conjunction with Canada Post and the Association of Canadian Cartoonists. Click here to register today
OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS SHOW
7 PM ET (Private event)
The cartoonists of the AAEC and ACC will gather in the Zoom Room for cocktails and conversation (BYOB, of course), and present this year’s awards for political cartooning, including the John Locher Memorial Award and the Rex Babin Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning. AAEC/ACC members only.
Saturday, Oct. 9
All events free and open to the public
1:30 PM ET
The finalists for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning discuss this year’s controversial results. Is this a case of cultural classism that regards much of political cartooning as a “low” art form? Sort it all out with Ruben Bolling, Lalo Alcaraz, and Marty Two Bulls Sr., moderated by AAEC President Jen Sorensen. Open to the public, capacity 500.
HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE DOOM
3 PM ET
Five cartoonists talk about staying sane (and creative) during the pandemic. With Scott Stantis (Chicago Tribune), Sage Stossel (The Boston Globe), Kevin Necessary (Cincinnati Enquirer), Steve Stegelin (Charleston City Paper), and moderator Alexandra Bowman ("Satire Can Save Us All").
Open to the public, capacity 500.
HOW TO DEAL WITH LEGAL CHALLENGES TO PARODY
4:30 PM ET
Earlier this year, Stanford University Law student Nicholas Wallace created a satirical flyer advertising a clearly fictitious event called “The Originalist Case for Inciting Insurrection,” and posted it to a student listserv devoted to political discussion. A member of the Stanford Federalist Society filed a complaint and nearly blocked him from graduating, generating national headlines in the process. The AAEC is pleased to welcome Mr. Wallace to discuss this and other recent challenges to works of parody. Joining Mr. Wallace will be the lawyer and “Patron Saint of Political Cartooning” Roslyn A. Mazer, Counsel to AAEC as friend of the Court in Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell; and Shawn Musgrave, the First Amendment Fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting and a recent graduate of Stanford Law School. Open to the public, capacity 500.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR WOKE?
6 PM ET
Keith Knight’s semi-autobiographical streaming series about a cartoonist who gets political was a critical success and quickly renewed for a second season on Hulu. Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher talks to Knight about what’s next for “Woke” in this hour-long conversation. Open to the public, capacity 500.