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!

Labor Day update — Robert Ariail laid off. Again.


In an email following up on his entry in this year's Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning, Robert Ariail noted he had been let go from his long-time newspaper The State in June. This was the second time the cartoonist had been laid off from the South Carolina paper for budgetary reasons, having been rehired back a few years ago at a reduced salary.

Apparently even that was too much for the bean counters.


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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.