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!

Petition in support of freedom of expression

The following is reprinted from the website of the CNRI (Cartoonists Rights Network International)



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by Robert Russell, Director

Cartoonists Rights Network International

Burke, VA USA   

Jan 18, 2011 at 08:28 PM
Pulitzer winning cartoonists' petition passes 1,500 signatures.  Why not sign on now?

The petition that is seen here: has just passed the 1,500 signatures mark.  Started by Pulitzer winning cartoonists Ann Telnaes and Signe Wilkinson, this remarkable effort has been successful beyond our expectations.   It was recently featured on the back cover of Notebook, the official journal of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
We have sent a copy of this petition to the Home Ministry in Malaysia in support of cartoonist Zunar who is at risk of being charged with sedition because of his cartoons about the head of state and his wife. 
We invite all free speech loving people to sign on and make your voice heard. 

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The AAEC aims to be an international leader in support of the human, civil, and artistic rights of editorial cartoonists around the world, and to stand with other international groups in support of the profession.


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.