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!

Like owning original art? Now you have two chances to add to your collection!

There are two — count them, two! — auctions of original cartoon art going on this week, and in both cases the proceeds go to good causes.


First up, an online auction benefiting the "Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press." The auction closes Tuesday, May 7. Click here for complete details:

The RCFP provides pro boon legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. For more information on this organization, go to



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Next is a fund raiser for "Press Forward." Online bidding ends the day before a LIVE AUCTION on Wednesday, May 8. Click here for complete details.

Press Forward is an independent, journalist-lead initiative whose mission is to change culture in newsrooms. They "aspire to create safe, civil and diverse workplaces for women and men to do their best work in journalism." For more information on this organization, go to:

Before the live auction on May 8, join Twitter and Press Forward for a fireside chat with cartoonist Liza Donnelly for "A Celebration and Discussion on Editorial Cartoonists." The New Yorker and CBS This Morning cartoonists will talk about "a diverse and inclusive workforce, advice for young illustrators, and to highlight the role editorial cartoons plau in the newsrooms and media. For more details and tickets, go to:


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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.