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!

Ted Rall’s new graphic novel out in April

Cartoonist and raconteur Ted Rall has written a new graphic novel that asks: what if a journalist decided it was more profitable to use his contacts to start wars instead of covering them? “The Stringer,” out next month from NBM, is a sprawling, dark fantasy that reads like Syriana met Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and went on a date with Nicholas Cage’s Lord of War.

While the book is clearly fiction, it is informed by Rall’s time as a war correspondent in Afghanistan in 2001 and 2010, and propelled by the cinematic artwork of collaborator Pablo Callejo. It is also a lament for the real-world collapse of newspapers and on-the-ground reporting, as Rall uses his story to bash media corporations that are more interested in profits than actual journalism.

“The Stringer” drops on April 21, 2021 — order your copy today from your local bookstore.

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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.