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!

Fallout from syndicated cartoon controversy [UPDATED]

Fallout grew from a decision to run a syndicated cartoon by AAEC Member Tom Stiglich in Missouri newspaper: two owners of a family-run business ran an apology for publishing the cartoon — and later resigned — and the syndicate pulled the cartoon from circulation. The Daily Cartoonist is following the story:


Here’s the original apology:


UPDATE: The story goes national, as the publisher at the paper apologizes and resigns, and the cartoonist himself scrubs the cartoon from his site. 




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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.