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!

NPR turns attack from Pompeo into a cartoon tote bag

Cartoonist Gary Huck is reporting at least one good thing came out the Trump Administration’s unconstitutional attack on the First Amendment and NPR journalist Mary Louise Kelly.

A cartoon Huck did over the weekend went viral on Facebook and was seen by the reporter and other National Public Radio producers — and after granting permission to reprint it, the cartoonist’s work is on its way to being printed on tote bags and t-shirts.

“Everyone at NPR is excited about your design,” wrote a producer for the network, which was recently blocked by the Administration from covering Trump on an overseas trip. “I was at a party with Mary Louise last night and she said she wishes she could wear a T-shirt with your design on it to work next week.” A deal was quickly cut.

No word yet when the cartoon-festooned swag will be available to the public, but the public news organization no doubt has a fundraiser coming up soon.

(Kudos too to NPR for asking for permission to use the art — unlike the recent spate of incidents with T-shirt manufacturers using bots to scrape images off of social media and steal copyrighted material.)

Huck’s visual aside came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly attacked Kelly after he was unhappy with the way an interview went with the radio journalist.

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