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!

Convention Update — Friday evening

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

Cartoonists, Live Online

An interview, an animation and a lecture, by, respectively, Tom Toles, Scott Stantis and Rob Rogers.

Announcing The Rollin Kirby Project

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.

Host a Herblock show

From ComicsDC comes this offer to teachers everywhere:

SDX to Ohman

Jack Ohman won first-place award in this year’s Sigma Delta Chi Awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists.

A Call to Apple to Support Free Speech from the AAEC

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.”

Breen takes Fischetti

Steve Breen of the The San Diego Union-Tribune has been named the winner of the 2010 John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition.

Chris Sharron selected as 2010 Locher Award winner

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 […]

KAL’s busy spring

KAL goes to the Middle East, launches iPhone App, and plans to appear at the Nasher Museum.

Bruce Beattie gone from the News-Journal

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 […]

Rob Rogers Speaks

Courtesy of Pop Filter comes the announce that Rob Rogers will be puttin in an appearace at Carnegie Mellon on Feb. 4

New Cartoon Show in Durham NC

“Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature,” opens Feb. 4, at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC.

Rights and Responsibilities Redux

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.

Keefe Wins Berryman

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

Now in print

Cartoonist Jeff Koterba has a new book out, and KAL has done a calendar for The Economist

Notes from Seattle

A look at this year’s editorial confab in Seattle, with photos and video links.

Fall Deadlines

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:

Awards & Summer Briefs

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 […]

A Save for Davies

“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

Bill Schorr Back

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., […]


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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.