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!

What me, Worry? MAD Magazine exhibit opens at Ohio State

There probably isn't an editorial cartoonist out there who hasn't been influenced by MAD Magazine. Long the fool's gold standard for satire, the 70-year-old publication recently went through a major change, moving from its long-time home in New York City to California. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum celebrates the magazine's storied history with a new exhibit — Artistically MAD — which kicks off this weekend. Click here for complete details:

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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.