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!

Awards: RFK to Jack Ohman

01Awards4RFKJack Ohman,
of The Oregonian, is this year's recipient of the RFK Journalism Award
for Cartooning.

In citing
his work, the judges stated: “Ohman's cartoons tackle a range of difficult
topics including poverty and unemployment in Oregon, the practice of shuffling
Oregon teachers suspected of molesting children to other schools, rising
college tuition costs, and human rights in China. From civil rights to
the election of our nation's first black President, from ethanol to the
struggles of American 
families in the economic downturn, his graphic
journalism on behalf of the downtrodden exudes an insightful sensitivity.”

Awards honors outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert F. Kennedy's
concerns, including human rights, social justice and the power of individual
action in the United States and around the world. Winning pieces examine
the causes, conditions and remedies of injustice, and analyze relevant
public policies and attitudes, and private endeavors.

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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.