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!

Overseas Press Club goes to Adam Zyglis

A big congrats to Adam Zyglis, this year’s pick for the Overseas Press Club prize! The staff cartoonist for ‪The Buffalo News‬ was named the winner of the “Award Formerly Known as Thomas Nast” by ‪@opcofamerica‬ for his international political cartoons.

The judges noted “An impressive caricaturist, Zyglis is the kind of cartoonist who would have to be jailed immediately if he lived abroad. That’s the standard by which all great political cartoonists should be judged.”

It should come as no surprise that this year’s OPCA award ceremony has already been cancelled and will be held, uh, later. 2021 anyone?

You can see Adam’s winning portfolio here.

And congrats to Politico‘s Matt Wuerker, who was cited as the runner-up for “Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs.”

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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.