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!

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.

Thanksgiving briefs

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…

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

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


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.