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!

Press Release from AAEC Board

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists applauds the Urban Tulsa
Weekly for removing David Simpson as it's Editorial Cartoonist following
overwhelming evidence of plagiarism.
David Simpson was not a member of the AAEC.  Still, we believe that his
long history of stealing material from our members, including the late Jeff
MacNelly, and his previous firing for plagiarism provides cause for us to
challenge his being given another chance to occupy space that might
otherwise be filled by one of the many talented and original editorial
cartoonists available today.
Cartoonists must respect copyright laws and the individual creativity that
makes the work of each cartoonist unique.  This incident highlights the
importance of outstanding, original, political cartoons and reaffirms their
essential position in journalism and Democracy.

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The mission of the AAEC is to champion and defend editorial cartooning and free speech as essential to liberty in the United States and throughout the world.

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.