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!

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 […]

Peter Dunlap-Shohl: What was I thinking?

“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….”

Chicago Tribune Hires Staff Editorial Cartoonist

Scott Stantis to Fill Premier Position Left Vacant for Nearly a Decade

NEW YORK — The Chicago Tribune has hired Scott Stantis as its new staff editorial
cartoonist, filling the vacancy left by the death of Jeff MacNelly in 2000.

The Tribune’s hiring of Stantis reflects the paper’s renewed commitment to
return to its roots as a "crusading newspaper," which it believes
readers want and will lead to increased profitability.

Stantis, staff editorial cartoonist for The Birmingham (AL) News and the creator
of the syndicated comic strip "Prickly City," is a member and former
President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC).


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.