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!

Online chats in October

Several additional cartoonist roundtables are on the schedule this month:

1) Super short notice but — Ann Telnaes just notified us that she’ll be on an online panel tonight, Oct. 13 at 6pm, with Barry Blitt and Pia Guerra as they explore the art of political cartooning with Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. If you’re able to “attend”, better register now:


2) Next up: Adam Zyglis, this year’s winner of The Award Formerly Known as The Thomas Nast, sits down with Rob Rogers for an online session they’re calling “OPC Award Winners Share Their Stories.” This event requires registration, but you better hurry: it’s happening tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 14, from 6-7pm.


3) If you’d like to see a cartoonist in person, KAL is doing a (now rare) book signing on Saturday, Oct. 17, as part of the exhibit of his work at the Crystal Moll Gallery in Baltimore. The Artist Reception for the show runs 4-6 pm, and will (of course) be streamed online if you can’t make it in person:

4) Block out Friday night, Oct 22, and Saturday afternoon, Oct. 24 for a live (and no doubt lively) conversation: The Future of American Political Cartoons: A Symposium in Honor of Pat Oliphant.

The two day streaming event by the University of Virginia Library includes Keith Knight, Jen Sorensen, Matt Bors, Adam Zyglis, Signe Wilkinson, Rob Rogers, Ann TelnaesKevin Kallaugher, and of course, Pat Oliphant. Registration is required, so sign up now:


— If you’ve missed Keith Knight‘s powerful and timely presentation in the past, here’s your chance to finally catch “Red, White, Black, and Blue: Highlighting America’s Racial Illiteracy” on Friday at 7pm.

Saturday afternoon will see a trio of conversations:

— Rob Rogers, Jen Sorensen and Adam Zyglis will discuss “Challenges to Freedom of Expression in Political Cartooning Today”

— Matt Bors and Signe Wilkinson will chat about “Drawing for a Polarized Public”

— And finally, Kevin KallaugherAnn Telnaes and Tom Gibson will tackle the existential question “Extinction or Evolution?: Imagining the Future of Political Cartoons”

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