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.

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Schedule for the 2018 AAEC Convention is here

This year's gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will take place Sept. 20-23 in Sacramento, CA. Hosts Jack Ohman and Pat Bagley released the convention's schedule today. Highlights include an reception at the California Museum to celebrate the life and work of the late cartoonist Rex Babin, and the return of cartoon deathmatch, as award-winning snarks at the top of their game faceoff with Sharpies in a public event Saturday.

2018 schedule grid

Cartoonists and comics journalists interested in attending can find all the details here:

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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.