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!

Matt Davies Wins 2022 Headliner Award

Editorial cartoonist Matt Davies is this year’s winner of the Headliner Award, one of the oldest continuous-awarded journalism prizes. The judges had this to say about the Newsday staff cartoonist: “In a field crowded with purse-lipped presidents and ‘clusters’ of guns, Matt Davies’ entry stood out for its out-of-the-box approach and putting politics in our homes: Screen time, global warming, vaccines and school shootings were all set in the everyday. His artistic style is smart and sophisticated. His cartoons leave you impressed, enraged and included.”

You can find Davies’ recent work here:

The judges name Stephen Breen of The San Diego Union Tribune as the Second Place winner, and Las Vegas Review-Journal‘s Michael Ramirez came in third. Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, the Headliner Awards aim to honor the best journalism in the United States.


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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.