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!

Huh. Someone’s actually looking to hire a cartoonist.

Fourth Estate, a startup dedicated to "fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press" is looking to add a freelance cartoonist to their team."What I am looking for are some high quality editorial cartoons focused on the issues that are facing journalism and the free press. Ideally at least one cartoon weekly, preferably two," wrote CEO Jeff Brown.

The site itself appears to be as much a networking and hosting platform as industry news publisher. Access to members-only elements, including resume databases, chatrooms and hosting services run $95 a year.

No word on compensation, though they did ask what the current standard is for freelance cartoons. If interested, submit samples and your rate by May 31.

You can also follow them @FourthEstateOrg

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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.