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!

All the interviews that are fit to print

While the newspaper industry continues to flee in terror from, umm, editorial cartoons, there is no shortage of media outlets that want to interview cartoonists. Here are all the links and articles that appeared online in January.

First up WJTV on the prolific Marshall Ramsey:


Next, Cap Radio talks to Jack Ohman about political cartooning and the impeachment of Donald Trump:


Then, watch this short doc on cartoonist Jeff Stahler from WOSU. The prolific cartoonists talks about creating a dozen or more cartoons every week, and why he finds watercolor —the most unforgiving medium— relaxing.


Just in time for the end of democracy, ‪Patrick Chappatte‬ drops his new book “THIS IS THE END: The Last Cartoons from The New York Times.” The ‪Daily Cartoonist‬ looks at the work that appeared in the
‪@nytimes‬ before the paper infamously sacked Chappatte in 2019:


A few papers still seek out cartoons. Even though they unceremoniously canned staff cartoonist Nick Anderson a few years ago, the Houston Chronicle has been taking contributions from freelancer John Branch. Here he talks about creating local toons for Texas:


Finally, the Wisconsin State Journal is downright proud to be one of the few remaining dailies to have a cartoonist on staff. They celebrate their long-running political cartoonist in this interview: “Our guy, the aptly named Phil Hands, is drawing for you”:


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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.