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!

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2023 Rex Babin Memorial Award

Deadline to enter is Friday, August 25! The AAEC has long championed those cartoonists who work for small and local newspapers, and once again in 2023 we are looking for the best in political cartooning. The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning (named after the late Sacramento cartoonist) focuses on state and […]

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 […]

New Slate of AAEC Officers Announced

The results are in and counted, and the 2009-2010 Board of Directors of the AAEC is as follows: President: Rex Babin President-Elect: Steve Kelley Vice President: Mikhaela Reid Secretary-Treasurer: V. Cullum Rogers Directors: Mark Fiore, Jeff Parker, Mike Thompson Ted Rall will also serve on the 2009-2010 Board as Immediate Past President. The new Board […]


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.