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!

Rights and Responsibilities Redux

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists condemns the recent lawless attack on Kurt Westergaard and emphatically and unequivocally reiterates its support for the right of free expression by the world's cartoonists.

Freedom of speech is the foundation of a democratic society. Protecting such a vital liberty inevitably leads to the defense of viewpoints that some may find offensive. The drawings of the prophet Muhammad published in Jyllands-Posten in 2005 are a case in point. While the motivation and judgment of the Danish artists and their publishers remains a suitable topic for debate, their right to free expression without threat or intimidation cannot be compromised.

Violence such as the recent attack on Kurt Westergaard in his home can never be defended and must be condemned by everyone who values free expression.

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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.