Feb 2, 2023 Dear Colleagues: First, thank you for electing me as AAEC president. I feel a bit like Joe Biden: bring in the old guy! As some of you recall, I was president of the AAEC several years ago, and remain committed to making sure that we have a functioning group for years to come, and that all members feel welcome. […]
The AAEC’s Satire Fest is coming to San Francisco on October 9, 10, 11.
Alan Gardner posted another report to Daily Cartoonist, complete with photos, about the topics covered at the convention on Friday here.
Alan Gardner weighed in with a report (with photos!) on Thursday's panels and Cartoonapalooza at Powell's Bookstore. Read all about it on the Daily Cartoonist
The first coverage from this year’s AAEC confab has begun trickling out of Portland.
Rex Babin on the Portland convention, surviving another year, and r-e-s-p-e-c-t.
A farewell note from your Notebook editor
An interview, an animation and a lecture, by, respectively, Tom Toles, Scott Stantis and Rob Rogers.
AAEC members have had a busy spring… Here are 10 updates.
Joseph S. Colello has undertaken an effort to get cartoonist Rollin Kirby, the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize, commemorated on a U.S. Postal Stamp.
From ComicsDC comes this offer to teachers everywhere: https://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2010/05/host-your-own-herblock-exhibit.html
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists sign a petition condemning threats against the South Park creators.
Jack Ohman won first-place award in this year’s Sigma Delta Chi Awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists.
The Overseas Press Club of America has named Nate Beeler this year’s recipient of the Thomas Nast Award for editorial cartooning.
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists calls on Apple to change its policy regarding its apps, and stop rejecting them because they “ridicule public figures” and are deemed objectionable: “A vigorous public discourse, opinion, satire and, yes, ridiculing public figures, are essential to journalism and our Democracy.”
Steve Breen of the The San Diego Union-Tribune has been named the winner of the 2010 John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition.
And now — Rex Babin
Chris Sharron, a senior at Kent State University, is this the winner of this year's Locher Award Mary Locher wrote, "If you'll remember, Chris came in second in both 2009 and 2008. He attended the AAEC convention in San Antonio in 2008. Chris also won the Charles Schultz Award [as well] so he's having a […]
Need a radical Earth Day card or children’s book? See Stephanie McMillan …
KAL goes to the Middle East, launches iPhone App, and plans to appear at the Nasher Museum.
Animator Mark Fiore has been named this year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning.
Cartoonist Bruce Beattie was apparently one of 48 staffers who were let go from the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Tuesday, as part of a 10% workforce reduction. The paper's editorial board was particularly hard hit, as only person remained who was not terminated, bought out, or accepted early retirement. Beattie has been with the News-Journal […]
From Guy Badeaux comes the following announcement about the 10th International Editorial Cartoon Competition
POLITICO’s Matt Wuerker has won the 2010 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.
Courtesy of Pop Filter comes the announce that Rob Rogers will be puttin in an appearace at Carnegie Mellon on Feb. 4
“Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature,” opens Feb. 4, at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC.
In the wake of the recent attack on Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, the AAEC (re)issues its statement on the Muhammad cartoons and free speech.
“Ask not what your AAEC can do for you, ask what you can do for your AAEC.” Some of you may remember the days when AAEC conventions were the place where major daily newspaper editors came to find talent. It seemed at every year’s convention, there was a buzz about at least one big job […]
“The danger of asking a boy what he wants to be when they grow up is that he’ll answer with something ridiculous and impractical. And then stick with it. That’s been my formula for success….”
In the AAEC, Bob “Dreb” Drebelbis is famous for throwing Doug Marlette out of the building. But he was also a cartoonist and a heck of an Air Force pilot.
Clay Bennett remembers fellow cartoonist and former co-worker Don Addis.
A number of cartoonists have something to be thankful for: Ted Rall a new book, Robert Ariail a new gig, Dick Locher a new sculpture, David Brown a show in Brazil, and more! Read on…
Mike Keefe of the Denver Post has won the 2009 Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning, with Honorary Mentions to Matt Wuerker of Politico and Ann Telnaes of washingtonpost.com.
Rob Rogers has published a 25-year retrospective of his work at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. With a Foreword by Dave Barry, “No Cartoon Left Behind! The Best of Rob Rogers” is now available from Carnegie Mellon University Press.
After 35 years of political cartooning, Dwane Powell announced his retirement today.
Cartoonists from the AAEC and NCS were part of good will tours overseas in October, from Mike Peters & Michael Ramirez with the USO in Iraq, to Daryl Cagle in the Middle East and North Africa.
Cartoonist Jeff Koterba has a new book out, and KAL has done a calendar for The Economist
The results are in and counted, and the 2009-2010 Board of Directors of the AAEC is as follows: President: Rex Babin President-Elect: Steve Kelley Vice President: Mikhaela Reid Secretary-Treasurer: V. Cullum Rogers Directors: Mark Fiore, Jeff Parker, Mike Thompson Ted Rall will also serve on the 2009-2010 Board as Immediate Past President. The new Board […]
A look at this year’s editorial confab in Seattle, with photos and video links.
Deadlines, get your deadlines here! The first wave of deadlines for fall contests and books is fast approaching. Here’s what you want to know:
As Ted Rall mentioned in his introduction to the Ink Bottle Award presentation, this year’s recipient may have possibily saved the AAEC. After our original convention sponsor, the Seattle P-I, closed early in 2009, and other corporate sponsors proved to be less than forthcoming, Ted went to this individual with his concerns that to not […]
“The clear message is that no matter how small a newspaper payroll needs to be in order for a paper to turn a profit, a decent staff cartoonist who connects with the audience is a smart part of that profit strategy.” — Matt Davies
After one of the briefest retirements on record, Bill Schorr has returned to editorial cartooning. Daryl Cagle, whose syndicate, Cagle Cartoons, Inc., will now carry Schorr’s work, made the announcement on his blog in August. “We’re very excited,” Cagle told E&P Online. “He’s a star. I read him as a kid growing up in L.A., […]
Thank you for making me president during the worst year for American editorial cartooning in history. That was awesome. You’re the best. I love you.
You all owe me drinks.