Annual Convention

Annual Convention October 3-6

The AAEC and Association of Canadian Cartoonists will be teaming up with the Université du Québec à Montréal for a 3-day celebration political cartoonists, October 3-6, 2024.

Online registration coming soon!

Books & shows, books & shows

If you like political cartooning, this season has some lovely sugar plums for you to enjoy.

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David G. Brown has published a new book on the Obama legacy. "Barack, Race and the Media: The Obama Legacy" features a collection of political cartoons from Brown, Angelo Lopez, Lalo Alcaraz, David Horsey, Tim Jackson and Steve Greenberg, and covers the journey and legacy of the first African-American President of the United States of America. It's available now on Amazon:

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The Chicago Tribune has a great read on a new book on one of the most influential cartoonists of the early 20th century— Art Young. “To Laugh That We May Not Weep: The Life and Times of Art Young” is edited by Glenn Bray and Frank M. Young from Fantagraphics.

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If you're England between now and Dec. 1, be sure to catch the Gagged Exhibit in London. Organized by the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation [UK], alongside Cartoonists’ Rights Network International and Index on Censorship, "Gagged" tries to bring the plight of persecuted cartoonists to the fore through humor and ink.

"Gagged" runs from Nov. 21 to Dec. 1 at Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin’s Street, London WC2H 7HP. #GaggedExhib


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And if you're near Ohio State University, be sure to catch the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum's latest exhibit, “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics.” The show looks at immigration as reflected in comic art over the past 150 years and runs thru April 15.

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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.