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The Billy Ireland opens a timely cartoon exhibit on racism in America | Post

May 18, 2022- The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum presents a new retrospective in cartoons, “STILL: Racism in America,” opening this Saturday, May 21, at 6pm. The exhibit will run May 21 through October 23, and will be open during the AAEC/CXC convention in the fall. https://cartoons.osu.edu/events/opening-reception-still-racism-in-america/ If you can’t make it...


Lineup Announced for Editorial Cartoonist’s Online Confab | Post

September 24, 2021- The AAEC has announced the preliminary lineup for their virtual convention on Oct. 8-9, 2021.  https://editorialcartoonists.com/aaec-zoomfest21/ All the events on Saturday, Oct. 9, are free and open to the public, including a discussion with this year’s three Pulitzer Prize finalists on the award’s notorious 2021 non-decision, and a conversation with Keith...


ICYMI—Rewatch the live editorial cartooning panel at CXC | Post

October 5, 2020- “May You Draw in Interesting Times,” the AAEC political cartoon panel at the 2020 CXC Festival, is now on YouTube! The hour-long roundtable with Host Kal Kallaugher, Jen Sorensen, David G. Brown, Eric Garcia, Angelo Lopez and Pat Bagley hits on the, uh, highlights of drawing in this most unusual year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGHCJvqqdyQ...


AAEC at the CXC, coming to you this weekend! | Post

September 28, 2020- The annual CXC Festival arrives this weekend, October 1-4! As with everything else in 2020, the annual cartoonist convention will be virtual, with panels and events streaming live via Zoom and other digital platforms. Everything is free though pre-registration is encouraged for most sessions.* Here is the complete schedule: https://cartooncrossroadscolumbus.org/schedule...


NCS cancels annual convention—but still plans to hand out awards | Post

April 23, 2020- No surprise — the National Cartoonists Society has announced that the 2020 NCS convention is cancelled. They note, however, this year’s Reuben Awards will still be presented in some form on time and online in June. Details to follow when we get them. http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2020/04/23/2020-reubens-weekend-convention-cancelled/...


KAL is the winner of the 2019 Babin Award for local editorial cartooning; Nate Beeler named finalist | Post

September 29, 2019- COLUMBUS, OHIO — Baltimore-based cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher is the 2019 recipient of the “Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning.” The panel of judges also decided to name a finalist for the Babin Award for the first time, choosing Columbus cartoonist Nate Beeler. The prize was announced...


Start making your plans for the 2018 AAEC Convention! | Post

April 11, 2018- The website the 2018 Association of American Editorial Cartoonist confab is now online, including registration information and a link to the hotel to make your room reservations.  Click here for details: http://aaeccartoonists.org/   AAEC 2018 Annual Convention September 20-23, 2018 Sacramento, California Hosted by Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee and...


The Locher Award is now accepting submissions for 2019 | Post

May 1, 2019- The AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award is accepting submission from young cartoonists beginning today, May 1st, 2019. Click here for complete details. The Locher Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated...


Award update | Post

August 15, 2018- Cartoonist Ed Hall needs to make more room on his shelf after winning this year's Sunshine State Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and First Place in two different categories from the Florida Press Association. Congrats too to AAEC member Peter Evans on landing Second Place for Editorial Cartooning in Division C,...


Rex Babin Award nominee #17 — Russell Hodin | Post

September 4, 2018- Russell Hodin is another long-time purveyor of hyperlocal content. He has produced a weekly political cartoon for 26 years for the alt-weekly New Times in San Luis Obispo, known for its local investigative pieces, commentary, and the Shredder, its anonymously-penned editorial. ("The founding editor strongly believed in developing fearless local voices," says Hodin.)...


Rex Babin Award nominee #18 — Shane Johnson | Post

September 5, 2018- Shane Johnson got his start at the Indianapolis Business Journal seven years ago, and told his editor he was only interested in covering local issues. "I have covered then-Governor Mike Pence, mayors and politicians, and things truly important to the people of Indiana — cold beer sales and basketball." [Throughout his life, Rex Babin championed...


Deadline to enter the Rex Babin Local Cartooning contest is TODAY | Post

August 17, 2018- Today is the birthday of the late cartoonist Rex Babin and the LAST DAY to enter the "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning." Submissions must be received by midnight tonight EST. For details, click here: http://news.editorialcartoonists.com/aaec/2018/07/the-return-of-the-rex-babin-local-cartooning-award.html...


Rex Babin Award nominee #2 & 3 — Nathan Archer and R.W. Alley | Post

August 22, 2018- [Editor's note: Throughout his life, Rex Babin championed those who focused on state and local issues in editorial cartoons, a field that he and other cartoonists felt was regularly overlooked by journalism contests. The "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning" was launched in 2017 to celebrate those working in...


Rex Babin Award nominee #35 & #36 — Mike Thompson and Bob Unell | Post

September 19, 2018- Mike Thompson is an award-winning cartoonist for the Detroit Free Press who has actually given up national syndication to focus on state and local issues. "Michigan is home to the likes of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, self-proclaimed political expert Ted Nugent and the thuggish John Engler, a former governor who made...


The AAEC lands in Sacramento for their annual convention | Post

September 19, 2018- It's here! The annual gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists kicks off this week in Sacramento, CA. Running from Sept. 20-22, the convention will see three days of cartoonists, satirists and journalists from across the US, Canada and Down Under hobnobbing, panelling and pub crawling.  AAEC President Pat...


Hey everybody — editorial cartooning is dead! AGAIN! | Post

September 20, 2018- Or so says the National Review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/editorial-cartooning-decline-serena-williams-controversy/ This is, what, the 11th or 12th time since 1954 that editorial cartooning has been declared dead? We're like the Doctor Who of cartooning or something.   So… if we're dead — LET'S HAVE A WAKE!!!   Tonight the 62nd Annual Convention of...


Rex Babin Award nominee #34 — Tom Stiglich | Post

September 18, 2018- Pennsylvania is often described as "two liberal enclaves with Alabama in between." [Editor's note: I'm originally from Central PA and can mock my home state.] Enter Tom Stiglich, who provides a conservative take on progressive Philadelphia politics for Media News Group. Stiglich, whose national work is carried by Creators Syndicate, still relishes...


Post-Convention report: Cartoonists win New York Marathon! | Post

November 8, 2017- Last week's annual Association of American Editorial Cartoonists Convention at Hofstra University on Long Island was one for the books. A big congratulations to host Matt Davies and President Ann Telnaes for pulling off a memorable gathering! It was a fitting 60th anniversary celebration for our organization. The weather was delightful...


Joel Pett receives cartoonist association’s Ink Bottle Award | Post

November 9, 2017- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HEMPSTEAD, NY — Cartoonist Joel Pett is the recipient of this year's "Ink Bottle Award" from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. The award was announced Saturday, Nov. 4, during the closing banquet of the AAEC's convention at Hofstra University in Hemstead, NY. The Ink Bottle is...


Dwane Powell is first recipient of award celebrating local cartoonists | Post

November 9, 2017- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DURHAM, NC — North Carolina cartoonist Dwane Powell is the first recipient of the "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Local Cartooning." The award was announced Saturday, Nov. 4, during the closing banquet of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' convention at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Powell...


Social media during the 2017 AAEC Convention | Post

November 1, 2017- The 2017 gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is here! Follow all the events via the AAEC's feeds: https://www.facebook.com/editorialcartoon/ https://www.instagram.com/editorialcartoonists/ https://twitter.com/AAEC_Cartoonist http://editorialcartoonists.com/   Posting comments & photos yourself? Use #CartoonistsHofstra      ...


“Protecting Cartoonists and Satire” — Monday, Oct. 30 at Columbia University | Post

October 23, 2017- We are now just one week out from the first event of the 2017 Political Cartoon & Satire Festival! Join us Monday, Oct. 30 at Columbia University for the pre-convention panel: “Protecting Cartoonists and Satire.”  Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Ann Telnaes, Matt Wuerker and Nick Anderson will join Patrick Chappatte and David Schulz,...


2017 AAEC Convention addresses and directions | Post

October 24, 2017- Here are the street addresses for your GPS/driving/Lyft needs. Hofstra University900 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550.• Driving directions can be found at www.hofstra.edu/visitors/visitors_info_hofdirect.html • Public transportation info can be found at www.hofstra.edu/visitors/visitors_info_publictrans.html •Most of the events will take place at the Mack Student Center in the heart of Hofstra's campus:https://www.hofstra.edu/visitors/visitors_info_dirmaps.htmlhttps://www.hofstra.edu/visitors/visitors-info-studentcenterdirections.html...


 
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