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!


Rex Babin Award nominee #16 — Ron Hill

Cleveland caricaturist and illustrator Ron Hill draws one cartoon a week — for six different weekly community papers. His work tends to be hyperlocal, though he does occasionally venture into regional and state issues. In 2013, one of Hill's cartoons embroiled him, his editor and his publisher in a much-publicized lawsuit brought by Robert Murray of Murray Energy (Murray Energy v. Chagrin Valley Times) that went all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court. They won, and their victory underscored the need for SLAPP suit legislation in Ohio. Who says cartoons don't make a difference?

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[Throughout his life, Rex Babin championed those who focused on state and local issues in editorial cartoons, a field that he and other cartoonists felt was regularly overlooked by journalism contests. The "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning" was launched in 2017 to celebrate those working in this niche. To that end, we will be showcasing each cartoonist who entered the contest this year, one or two each day in alphabetical order (more or less), leading up to the AAEC Convention in Sacramento, CA, and the announcement of the award winner on Saturday, Sept. 22.]

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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.

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CARTOONS IN EDUCATION

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 NIEonline.com for more lesson plans.