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!

Matt Wuerker Picks the Best of Politico

Award-winning cartoonist Matt Wuerker uses the occasion of Politico‘s 15th anniversary to look back at his favorite cartoons over the past decade and a half. Wuerker was one of the first hires at the Washington DC media outlet, and his work won the fledgling newspaper its first Pulitzer Prize. Read the whole thing here:

Wuerker writes, “You might ask why a disruptive, forward-thinking news outfit would look backward and decide to include an editorial cartoonist in the crew at the launch, much less why they’d keep the ink-stained wretch on board for the rest of the voyage. I can offer my assumptions: The first is that, in the beginning, it was handy to have a scribbler like me around to fill column inches with illustrations, caricatures and the like, as we stumbled our way toward print deadlines. The answer to my achieving tenure on the crew I believe has to do with the lasting power of this 18th-century form of art and rhetoric: Cartoons are juicy yet easily digestible nuggets of political commentary, not to mention they are also well-suited to our very visual digital age.”

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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.