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!

A letter from the president

“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 […]

Kal BIG in Baltimore Saturday Night

On Saturday, Nov. 28, cartoonist Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher will team up with The Baltimore Improv Group for "for a fun Thanksgiving weekend spectacular." The special holiday collaboration will kick off at 8PM at Baltimore's Creative Alliance. For more info visit BIG's webpage: h/t to ComicsDC blog

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., […]


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.