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The NCS Joins the AAEC in Calling Out the Pulitzer Prizes | Post

June 10, 2022- The National Cartoonist Society has weighed in on the recent controversy over the Pulitzer Prizes with an open letter to the Pulitzer Board in solidarity with editorial cartoonists nationwide: https://www.nationalcartoonists.com/2022/06/ncs-response-to-pulitzer-board-dissolving-editorial-cartooning-division/ “Combining editorial cartooning and illustrated reportage together into one category does a disservice to both genres. To us, the situation...


R.I.P. Ranan Lurie | Post

June 10, 2022- Multiple media outlets are reporting that cartoonist Ranan Lurie has died at the age of 90. The Middle Eastern artist began drawing cartoons at the age of 16 as he recovered from injuries in Israel’s war of independence in 1948, and parlayed an appearance in Life magazine to international syndication....


Exhibit on Ollie Harrington Highlighted with Lecture and Tour on March 5 | Post

March 4, 2022- The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum has been celebrating the life and work of Ollie Harrington with a new retrospective — and this Saturday, March 5, they’re hosting a lecture and tour of the exhibit in Columbus, Ohio. Harrington’s blistering takes on race and civil rights in the mid-20th...


The 2022 World Press Freedom Cartoon Competition is here | Post

February 23, 2022- World Press Freedom Canada has announced the 22nd International Editorial Cartoon Competition. This year’s theme is  “Silence is golden.” “Cancel culture has become a source of our newest cultural cleavage. Whether it be on social media or at live events, ‘cancelling’ someone has become a modern day version of excommunication...


Weekend reads: The Death of Editorial Cartooning, part XLIV | Post

February 19, 2022- Two long-form essays for your consumption: #1: The always fearless Mr. Fish @mrfishcartoons has something to say on the current state of political cartooning. Read all about it here: https://scheerpost.com/2022/02/12/mr-fish-demokracy-and-the-whole-point-of-political-cartooning-and-satire/ #2: ICYMI— Columnist Jim Hightower @JimHightower sounds the alarm, again, on the disappearing editorial cartoonist, and how their media habitat is...


Final week to catch a trio of Tennessee cartooning exhibits | Post

February 18, 2022- An exhibit by recently retired editorial cartoonist Charlie Daniel, along with the original work of other local cartoonists, is on display for one more week in Knoxville. The show is one of three highlighting regional cartoons about Tennessee. “Point of View” closes Feb. 26, 2022. https://www.knoxnews.com/story/shopper-news/south-knox/2022/02/08/knoxville-cartoonists-share-deadline-humor-exhibit-downtown-gallery/6696536001/      ...


CRNI launches the Cartoonists’ Legal Advisory Network | Post

December 8, 2021- Terry Anderson, Executive Director of the Cartoonists Rights Network International, has announced a new initiative to assist cartoonists under legal threat. “With pleasure I write to announce the launch of CRNI’s new Cartoonists’ Legal Advisory Network,” Anderson noted in the Dec. 6 press release. “This initiative is a direct response to...


You might be Adam Zyglis if… | Post

November 11, 2021- Also today in TV news [since newspapers don’t seem to be covering newspaper cartoonists anymore], Buffalo’s WIVB 4 interviews Adam Zyglis on his new book and what the future holds for The Buffalo News’ award-winning political cartoonist. www.wivb.com/news/local-news/buffalo/open-to-the-journey-pulitzer-prize-winning-buffalo-news-cartoonist-discusses-new-book-whats-next-for-career/ Zyglis will be signing new copies of his book “You Might Be...


Bolling wins Berryman | Post

November 3, 2021- Ruben Bolling is this year’s winner of The Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons, the annual award presented by National Press Foundation. The judges cited “Bolling’s mordant wit, superior artwork and inventive delivery,” in his weekly strip Tom the Dancing Bug. “The cartoonist parodies well-known American...


Canadian Postal Service Celebrates Editorial Cartooning | Post

October 4, 2021- Canada Post has announced they will pay tribute to five Canadian political cartoonists with a week-long celebration. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canada-post-to-pay-tribute-to-five-legendary-editorial-cartoonists-next-week-through-a-special-stamp-issue-883688909.html Stamps by Bruce MacKinnon, Terry “Aislin” Mosher, Serge Chapleau, Brian Gable, and Duncan Macpherson will be issued, with one stamp unveiled each day this week — all leading up to a live online event...


Final Schedule for AAEC Online Convention is Here! | Post

October 4, 2021- The final line up has been announced for this year’s AAEC virtual convention on Oct. 8-9, 2021.  https://editorialcartoonists.com/aaec-zoomfest21/ In addition to the Pulitzer No-Prize panel and a chat with Keith Knight about season 2 of Woke, we’ve added an important discussion on “How to Deal with Legal Challenges to Parody” with...


The 2021 Locher Award is announced | Post

September 10, 2021- Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 AAEC John Locher Memorial Award, Sam Nakahira! http://locheraward.org/news This year’s panelists said: “Sam’s work contains strong, clear opinions balanced with well-researched facts. Sam uses pop culture touchstones such as books, movies and music to beautifully illustrate and explore the history of American Imperialism, while also...


Mark Fiore Challenges Students to Cartoon About Politics | Post

September 7, 2021- Award-winning animator and editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore is working with station KQED to encourage budding cartoonists in middle and high schools nationwide to take on political issues. Fiore, whose cartoons about California politics appear regularly on the public broadcasting website, teamed up with the San Francisco-based station earlier this year...


FINAL 48 HOURS — Deadline to enter the 2021 Rex Babin Award is Friday, August 27! | Post

August 25, 2021- Hey all — You have two day left to enter the AAEC’s Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning!  We are accepting submissions until midnight PST, Friday, Aug. 27! Click here for complete details to enter: https://www.editorialcartoonists.com/call-for-entries-the-2021-rex-babin-memorial-award-for-excellence-in-local-cartooning/...


Lalo on a roll | Post

August 6, 2021- Lalo Alcaraz has been on a viral roll lately. The Today Show website interviewed the political cartoonist after his visual commentary on Simone Biles and the Olympics took off online: https://www.today.com/news/cartoon-praises-simone-biles-putting-her-mental-health-first-t227265?fbclid=IwAR3JkiXaeoY-w_YAX3G_p7V2fX6FRgoPgDu9-FvMK8lKEVPXfRdy4E6nJ-s   And he went literally viral with a new series of cartoons encouraging his readers to get the vaccine:...


Cartoonists talk authoritarianism | Post

July 29, 2021- Political cartoonists in the AAEC recently joined cartoonists from Nicaragua and the Philippines to discuss the similar threats both countries face from authoritarianism. Filipino-American artist Angelo Lopez, and Nicaraguan cartoonist Pedro X. Molina (currently living in the U.S. after receiving political asylum), logged on with Filipino political cartoonists Bern Fabro,...


Zyglis cartoons temporary casualty of the Guild war with Lee UPDATED | Post

July 19, 2021- Editorial cartoons by Adam Zyglis have disappeared from the pages of @TheBuffaloNews after the pulitzer prize winner joined the byline strike by the Buffalo Newspaper Guild against owner Lee Enterprises. Zyglis posted a social media alert, and The Daily Cartoonist has the details: http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2021/07/19/buffalo-news-stops-running-adam-zyglis-cartoons-for-now/ UPDATE: In the wake of the Guild...


Seven Days’ publisher defends cartoonists and the work they do | Post

July 2, 2021- The Vermont alt-weekly Seven Days defended its cartoonists in a column from the publisher this week, and talked to Jen Sorensen, Keith Knight and local contributor Tim Newcomb about the difficult line they often straddle. Seven Days believes so strongly in the importance and power of editorial cartoons, they put out an entire...


CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2021 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning | Post

July 1, 2021- The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is once again looking for the best in local political cartooning. The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning, named after the late Sacramento cartoonist, focuses on state and local editorial cartoons, an issue of great importance to Babin during his lifetime....


A lifetime achievement for a pair of Labor cartoonists | Post

June 18, 2021- Cartoonists Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki go out on a high note, with a lifetime achievement award from The Labor Heritage Foundation. After 30+ years of doing editorial cartoons for labor publications, the pair announced they were ending their syndicated cartoon partnership last year. Congrats to both!   http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2021/06/18/huck-konopacki-honored-with-joe-hill-award/...


Nominations open for the Courage in Cartooning Award | Post

June 15, 2021- Political cartoonists around the world often risk their freedom (and sometimes their lives) just by doing their job. Cartoonists Rights Network International honors these artists each year with the Robert Russell Courage in Cartooning Award. Know of someone? Nominations are now open: https://cartoonistsrights.org/robert-russell-courage-in-cartooning-award-2021-nominations-open “As ever, we are not seeking to recognise...


Counterpoint weighs in on the Pulitzer Prize debacle | Post

June 14, 2021- Counterpoint has released a statement about the failure of the Pulitzer Board to award a Prize to editorial cartoonists in 2021. Counterpoint, founded by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nick Anderson, is a daily email newsletter that includes original content from 16 editorial cartoonists spanning the ideological spectrum from left to right. Three...


CALL FOR ENTRIES: The AAEC Locher Award is now accepting submissions | Post

June 3, 2021- Are you a young cartoonist who draws commentary on social topics? Do you know a young cartoonist who’s doing work with a political tinge? The window is now open to enter the 2021 AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award for editorial cartoons and comics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and...


Live cartoonists talking about cartooning — live! | Post

May 26, 2021- Here are a couple of live discussions about cartoon controversies from this week: First up, Matt Wuerker talks with POLITICO on the history of problematic political cartoons and race — and when a cartoon crosses a line. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-nightly/2021/05/25/the-shocking-yang-cartoon-in-context-492987   Then, Daryl Cagle joins the editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo and other media outlets...


Campbell goes long-form for COVID comics | Post

May 20, 2021- Cartoonist Tim Campbell has launched a new project: a series of interviews in long-form cartooning to “help readers understand how COVID-19 has affected middle school students by animating their reflections.” The panels can be seen at his local paper the Current:   https://www.youarecurrent.com/2021/05/17/an-illustrated-series-tells-covid-19s-effects-on-the-school-year-from-the-childrens-perspective/...


de Adder wins Canada’s National Newspaper Award | Post

May 13, 2021- A big congrats to Michael de Adder, this year’s National Newspaper Award winner for editorial cartooning. In the wake of his Trump cartoons, de Adder has been racking up the accolades (and job offers) lately. Congrats too to Graeme MacKay, who was nominated for the Canadian journalism award. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/05/07/the-toronto-star-takes-home-two-national-newspaper-awards.html?fbclid=IwAR0vdQSc00Xt7Y_pYAWpiuGt9sSKhqGS5YPhYG_i0bkZmnqV58SKFu9_7CI...


National Cartoonist Society celebrates 75 years | Post

March 1, 2021- Happy 75th birthday NCS! The National Cartoonist Society held their first meeting on March 1, 1946. The Daily Cartoonist has a look back: http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2021/02/28/a-national-cartoonists-society-diamond-anniversary/ While the NCS and AAEC formed at different times, for different reasons, there has been a lot of cross-pollination over the decades, and many editorial cartoonists are...


Print is Dead Part XXXVI | Post

February 17, 2021- The Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna took a look at the surviving newspapers that still have a staff cartoonist —spoiler alert: the number is now around 25— and asked “what’s with all the white guys?” https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/02/16/political-cartoons-diversity/ The consensus among the many cartoonists the Comic Riffs reporter interviewed is: even if publishers...


Cohen at 15 | Post

January 15, 2021- David Cohen @cohencidents marks 15 years at the Citizen-Times. In a time when squeamish editors are ditching editorial cartoonists because they are ‘too much trouble,’ it’s good to see a local newspaper celebrate their ink-stained wretch. Read his appreciation here.  ...


Cartoonist making readers mad, part II | Post

August 26, 2020- ICYMI—A teacher in Texas used a @DWFitzsimmons cartoon about systemic racism during a class lesson, setting off a chain of events that lead to calls the teacher be fired by the GOP governor. The kneejerk firestorm started last week & has only grown since:   http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2020/08/20/school-project-yanked-for-fitzsimmons-cartoon/   A few parents...


The year of hell refresher—now in cheeky animated form! | Post

August 26, 2020- McClatchy animator Sohail Al-Jamea and cartoonist Jack Ohman recently teamed up to create an animated reminder of all the shit that went down —so far— in 2020. Just in case you’ve forgotten. The animated short plays like a side-scrolling fighting game with an oblivious Trump strolling through the exploding video background....


LAST CALL: Deadline for the 2020 Rex Babin Award is August 28! | Post

August 21, 2020- CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2020 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is moving the deadline (again) for the best in local political cartooning, the Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning. The deadline to enter is Friday, August 28,...


More webinars on comics, politics and race | Post

June 12, 2020- The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library hosted another zoom webinar this week on comics, politics and race. Held in conjunction with ‪SOLCON, Nicole Pizarro Colón, JM Hunter, Héctor Rodriguez III, Eric J. García discussed their work and teaching across brown and black creative and community spaces. Watch here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV7CDEBJVNw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1NCb1MxxPMa1T38hS0lA7TNk5eQbVL7qvegDGeteNsvHKAOLsRoNOzR08...


Cartoonist says “Damn the pandemic, full speed ahead” with new book | Post

April 10, 2020- Matt Bors went ahead this week with the announced launch of his new collection of political cartoons. “We Should Improve Society Somewhat” was supposed to hit bookstores in April 2020 and had been delayed by the publisher. Fortunately for readers, Matt planned ahead, tweeting “Luckily I purchased $10,000 worth of...


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...


Merry Impeachment Day, everyone! | Post

January 21, 2020- And a Happy Impeachment Day to all. The Daily Cartoonist has been looking back at how editorial cartoonists took on previous targets of impeachment, and the parallels between Nixon, Clinton and Trump. First up: the phenomenal Jules Feiffer. http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2020/01/19/feiffer-on-nixon-in-the-trump-era/ How did editorial cartoonists see previous violators of the Constitution? ComicDC’s Mike...


RIP Ron Rogers | Post

January 17, 2020- The Daily Cartoonist is reporting that Ron Rogers has passed away after a sudden illness. The long-time AAEC member had been drawing political cartoons for The Winston-Salem Chronicle in North Carolina at the time of his death. “In a sign of the times Ron lost his job at the South...


Rob Rogers fired: A statement from the Association of American Cartoonists | Post

June 15, 2018- Management of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just demonstrated disdain for their readership and lack of concern about declining circulation by firing their cartoonist of twenty five years, Rob Rogers. Rogers is one of the best in the country and his cartoons have been a wildly popular feature of the Post-Gazette. Readers...


LAST CALL — Final week to submit entries for the Rex Babin Award | Post

August 13, 2018- The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is once again looking for the best in local cartooning. The "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning," named after the late Sacramento artist, focuses exclusively on state and local commentary, an issue near and dear to Babin during his lifetime. This year's...


BREAKING: National Press Club adds an evening with Rob Rogers | Post

July 17, 2018- The National Press Club has just added an evening with Rob Rogers this Thursday, July 19, 6-8pm. Tickets are free so you know they're going to go fast. https://www.press.org/events/banned-pittsburgh-conversation-cartoonist-rob-rogers#tickets "Rogers will be talking with Ann Telnaes, award-winning cartoonist at the Washington Post. Join us 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in...


Rob Rogers to launch new book at Pittsburgh exhibit | Post

February 22, 2019- Like political cartoons? Love supporting cartoonists? In Pittsburgh? Rob Rogers releases his new book "Enemy of the People" on March 1st, at the opening of his exhibit "Spiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers" at Point Park University. https://patch.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/fired-post-gazette-cartoonist-rob-rogers-release-book For tickets to the opening, click here....


Rex Babin Award nominee #26 — SW Parra | Post

September 11, 2018- SW Parra has been drawing for years for his hometown newspaper, The Fresno Bee, covering locally charged issues that reach far beyond the central San Joaquin Valley: sanctuary cities and immigration reform, undocumented farm workers forming the backbone of an agricultural economy that enriches some of the wealthiest Californians, and his embattled, controversial...


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

October 24, 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 University 900 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 University to host the 2017 Political Cartoon & Satire Festival in November | Post

October 24, 2017- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONG ISLAND, NY — The Political Cartoon & Satire Festival comes to Hofstra University Nov. 1-4, 2017, as part of the annual gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Sponsored by Newsday, the AAEC Satire Festival will include panel discussions with cartoonists from The New Yorker,...


AAEC Statement on Daily Bruin Cartoon Controversy | Post

February 17, 2017- To the editors: The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists stands behind the Daily Bruin for publishing the February 13th cartoon about Israeli settlements. However, we protest its subsequent decision to pull the cartoon and apologize for having run it.  The imagery your cartoonist, Felipe Abejon, used was well within the traditions...


17th International Editorial Cartoon Competition – “F for Fake” – Deadline: March 31, 2017. See | Post

February 7, 2017- The 17th International Editorial Cartoon Competition F for fake Yesterday a global network with libertarian accents, has the Internet become a threat to democracies? Corporate-funded think tanks and fake grassroots groups are now everywhere and consumers often have difficulty in finding the source of the “information” they disseminate. The phenomenon...


17th International Editorial Cartoon Competition – “F for Fake” – Deadline: March 31, 2017. | Post

February 7, 2017-   1. The theme for the 17th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: F for fake   Has the Internet become a threat to democracies? Corporate-funded think tanks and fake grassroots groups are now everywhere and consumers often have difficulty in finding the source of the “information” they disseminate.The phenomenon is compounded by...


AAEC joins Reporters Without Borders and cartoonist associations in tribute | Post

January 7, 2017- The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists join Reporters without Borders, Cartooning for Peace, Cartoonists Rights Network International, and Cartoon Movement in paying tribute to all press cartoonists and their freedom of expression rights on the second anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.  The full statement: On the eve of the...


Syrian And Indian Cartoonists’ Courage Recognized | Post

December 17, 2012- Every year, the Cartoonists Rights Network International recognizes a cartoonist who has shown exemplary courage in the face of unrelenting threats, legal action or other pressure as punishment or disincentive for cartoons that are too powerful for some officials, sects, terrorists or demagogues. This year, CRNI recognized two cartoonists: Syria’s...


Upcoming Contests | Post

December 16, 2011- Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons Presented by:  National Press Foundation Description: Honors work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect. Requirements: Open to editorial cartoonists of newspapers and magazines for work published between September 1, 2011 to September 1,...


2011 Awards | Post

June 29, 2011- The Pulitzer   MIKE KEEFE of the Denver Post has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, it was announced at Columbia University on April 18th.   It is the first Pulitzer win for Keefe, whose previous honors include the Berryman Award, the National Headliners Award and the Fischetti...


 
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