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!

Sacramento Bee invites public to event remembering Rex Babin

The Sacramento Bee has invited residents of the city to a remembrance of its late cartoonist, Rex Babin. Babin, a former president of the AAEC, died last month following a year-long battle with cancer. He was 49.

According to the Bee's editorial page editor Stuart Leavenworth, the tribute will feature among other things a silent auction of Babin's cartoons, the proceeds of which will go to a college education fund set up for his 10-year-old son, Sebastian.  Joel Pett of The (Lexington, Ky.) Herald-Leader and Jack Ohman of The (Portland) Oregonian will speak at at the memorial.

Details for the gathering can be found here:

Pett also penned this remembrance of Babin for the Bee:

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His cartoons will be honored, dissected and possibly mocked by speakers, including friends and fellow cartoonists Joel Pett of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader and Jack Ohman of the (Portland) Oregonian.

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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.