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!

Rogers is the 2019 Headliner

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Rob Rogers is the top hat at this year's National Headliner Awards, winning for editorial cartooning. The judges said: "This collection of cartoons gets high marks for originality, diversity of topics, quality of artwork and clarity of message."
Congrats too to Second Place winner Ward Sutton, and Michael P. Ramirez, who took Third. The National Headliner Awards are presented annually by the Press Club of Atlantic City and recognize journalistic merit in all media across the country. #editorialcartoon #politics
Finally, a hat tip to friend of the AAEC Michael Cavna whose Comics Riff took 2nd Place for Best Blog. Cavna covers pop culture, with a focus on cartoons and comic art, and won for “Comic Riffs: The Power of Political Art”

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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.