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!

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….”

R.I.P. Robert “Dreb” Drebelbis

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.


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.