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!

See you at CXC next week!

The final schedule for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2022 is now online, with locations and floor maps. The AAEC will be teaming up with the CXC Festival once again for their annual convention. In addition to “A Night with Keith Knight,” the AAEC is sponsoring panels on “Do Awards Still Matter?” with Clay Jones, Signe Wilkinson, Lalo Alcaraz and KAL, and “Cartooning in a Post-Truth World” with Ann Telnaes, Tim Campbell, Marc Murphy and AAEC Prez Kevin Necessary.

The festival and its many panels are free and open to the public from Oct. 5-9, so come on down! (Editorial cartoonists who wish to attend at the last minute should contact Kevin Necessary or JP Trostle about registering for specific AAEC events.)

Here is the complete program:



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