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E&P Takes Aim at the Pulitzer Prizes | Post

June 7, 2022- Editor & Publisher media reporter Rob Tornoe talks to AAEC President Kevin Necessary and comics reporter Susie Cagle, who has been working in the field as a graphic journalist for well over a decade now, about recent controversial changes to the Pulitzer Prizes. Read the whole thing here: https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/pulitzer-change-leaves-illustrators-feeling-slighted,229083...


Jake Tapper Weighs in on the Pulitzer Prize for Cartooning | Post

June 7, 2022- A few weeks after the AAEC and three dozen past Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists protested recent changes to the Editorial Cartooning category of journalism’s ‘biggest award’, aspiring cartoonist (and CNN anchor) Jake Tapper has written to the Pulitzer Prize Board encouraging them to rethink their decisions. Here is the...


Pulitzer Prize Cartoonists Pen Protest Letter to Pulitzer Board | Post

May 20, 2022- [Update: Since this letter was fired off last week, more Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists have signed on to the protest, including 2020 winner Barry Blitt, and Pat Bagley, the longest-employed staff cartoonist at a daily newspaper.] Ten days after the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes wereannounced, 35 cartoonists who have won...


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...


Kal the winner of the 2020 OPC Award | Post

April 7, 2021- Congratulations to cartoonist Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, the 2020 winner of the Award-formerly-known-as-the-Thomas-Nast from the Overseas Press Club of America. This is Kal’s fifth time to win the OPCA prize. Michael Ramirez was cited as the runner-up. https://opcofamerica.org/2020-opc-award-winners/ America’s oldest association dedicated to international news will honor the journalists at an Oct....


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...


Cartoonist wins award, loses paper in a topsy-turvy week | Post

June 12, 2020- Al Goodwyn is having an, uh, interesting week. The day after he won a regional journalism award for his editorial cartooning, a South Carolina paper drop the syndicated cartoonist and apologized for running a cartoon of his that many readers found offensive: http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2020/06/11/newspaper-apologizes-for-devisive-cartoon/   Michael Cavna picked up on the...


JD wins RFK | Post

June 8, 2020- JD Crowe is this year’s winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Editorial Cartooning. The RFK judges cited the cartoonist for the Alabama Media Group “for his use of wit and artistry to illuminate policies that are harming women, the poor, and people of color in the state of Alabama.”...


2020 Pulitzer Prizes announced: 3 AAEC cartoonists are finalists | Post

May 4, 2020- A big congrats to cartoonists Lalo Alcaraz, Matt Bors and Kevin Kallaugher — all three AAEC members were finalists for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize. This year’s award went to New Yorker illustrator and caricaturist Barry Blitt. Congratulations all. https://www.pulitzer.org/news/announcement-2020-pulitzer-prize-winners...


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/...


de Adder is the 2020 Herblock winner; Lubchansky named finalist | Post

March 4, 2020- A big congratulations to Michael deAdder and Matt Lubchansky! de Adder was named the winner of this year’s Herblock Prize, and Lubchansky the finalist. https://www.herbblockfoundation.org/herblock-prize In picking deAdder, the judges noted: “There were many strong submissions in this moment of political crisis in America. The judges ultimately chose Michael de Adder for...


CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2020 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning | Post

February 14, 2020- UPDATE: WE’RE PUSHING BACK THE DEADLINE FOR THE BABIN AWARD TO ITS ORIGINAL DEADLINE OF AUGUST 28. THE AWARD WILL NOW BE PRESENTED IN SEPTEMBER IN A LOCATION TBA Wow, where does the time go? It seems like we just gave this award to Baltimore’s KAL Kallaugher… oh wait, we...


Call for submissions: International Cartoon Competition | Post

February 12, 2020- Cartooning for Peace’s International Cartoon Competition is here. From Cartoon Movement’s Tjeerd Royaards comes the following call for submissions: We are very happy and proud to announce that Cartoon Movement, in partnership with Cartooning for Peace, is launching an international cartoon competition for the World Press Freedom Conference 2020.  We would be...


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...


Dennis Draughon wins EPPY Award | Post

October 30, 2019- via Capitol Broadcasting Company. Dennis Draughon, Capitol Broadcasting Company’s editorial cartoonist, has been recognized for the best editorial/political cartoons by Editor & Publisher magazine’s24th annual EPPY Awards. The annual competition honors the best work on digital media websites. Draughon, 58, has been drawing editorial cartoons for Capitol Broadcasting since February...


This year’s Pulitzer Pick causes an existential crisis — for the Pulitzers | Post

April 19, 2018- The Washington Post's Comics Riffs weighs in on the aftermath of this year's Pulitzer Prize announcement, and talks to a number of cartoonists about the controversial pick for winner. While many were glad to see the venerable award catch up to the rest of the industry and recognize comics journalism,...


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...


See three award-winning cartoonists in one evening | Post

September 18, 2018- Like cartoons? Love democracy? In Indianapolis? Here's your chance to see three editorial cartoonists—Gary Varvel, Mike Luckovich and Michael Ramirez— in an evening of "Icons of Political Art," on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. All three will be receiving the "Advancing American Democracy Award" during The Mary...


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...


Imprisoned cartoonist honored with Courage Award | Post

November 8, 2017- Ramón Esono Ebalé received the CRNI "Courage in Editorial Cartooning" award Saturday night during the Association for American Editorial Cartoonists' convention closing banquet Saturday at Hofstra University in Long Island. Ebalé's family accepted the award on his behalf, as the cartoonist is still imprisoned without charges in Equatorial Guinea. Michael...


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...


Eaten Fish released! | Post

December 18, 2017- Big news: After four years in a detention camp, cartoonist Ali Dorani (aka Eaten Fish) has been released. The young Iranian cartoonist has been the focus of international attention on his plight and the deplorable conditions in Australian-run refugee camps on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Here is the press release...


Awards: More Winners | Post

June 19, 2009- Chris Britt, who draws for the State Journal-Register in Illinois, nabbed this year’s SDX, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence, given by the Society of Professional Journalists. The awards will be presented during the SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference, August 27-30 in Indianapolis. The Aronson Awards for Social...


Awards: Scripps Howard News | Post

June 19, 2009- Mike Luckovich, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, won this year’s Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards for Editorial Cartooning. Luckovich received $10,000 and a trophy for “his ability to incite multiple emotions with the reading of a single cartoon.” Other finalists for the prize included Don Asmussen...


 
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