Annual Convention

Annual Convention October 5-8

The AAEC and Association of Canadian Cartoonists will be joining with the Cartoon Art Museum in San Franscisco for a 3-day celebration of editorial art and political cartoonists, October 5-8, 2023.

Online registration is now open!

AAEC’s Satire Fest is coming to San Francisco!

Start planning your visit to San Francisco to take part in the AAEC's Satire Fest!  The festival takes place October 9th, 10th and 11th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) in downtown San Francisco.  A Satire Fest website with more information about events and programming will be up for your web eyeballs very soon.

There will be fabulous speakers, presenters and entertainment.  There will be boat rides, aquariums and F/A-18 Hornets flying overhead.  (You think I jest.)  We'll be doing events with the Cartoon Art Museum and the Schulz Museum.  This is going to be a public celebration of satire in its many forms, from traditional editorial cartoons to web comics to animation.  Save the date and stay tuned for more info!



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The mission of the AAEC is to champion and defend editorial cartooning and free speech as essential to liberty in the United States and throughout the world.

The AAEC aims to be an international leader in support of the human, civil, and artistic rights of editorial cartoonists around the world, and to stand with other international groups in support of the profession.



Cartoons in Education

Every two weeks throughout the year, The Learning Forum and the AAEC offers CARTOONS FOR THE CLASSROOM, a free lesson resource for teachers discussing current events.  Visit for more lesson plans.