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!

Hey everybody — editorial cartooning is dead! AGAIN!

Or so says the National Review:

This is, what, the 11th or 12th time since 1954 that editorial cartooning has been declared dead? We're like the Doctor Who of cartooning or something.


So… if we're dead — LET'S HAVE A WAKE!!!


Tonight the 62nd Annual Convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists kicks off with a private reception at the California Museum. The 2018 convention, running Sept. 20-22, will see three days of cartoonists, satirists and journalists from across the US, Canada and Down Under hobnobbing, panelling and pub crawling. 

Follow our feed @AAEC_Cartoonist with the hashtag #SacAAEC

There will also be two events open to the public: A talk by Atlantic reporter McKay Coppins on Friday night, and a "Cartoonist Cage Match" on Saturday afternoon. The "sketchy battle royale" is sponsored by The Sacramento Bee and will include draw-offs by some of the best cartoonists working today. Check @AAEC_Cartoonist for details.


Woke wake


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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.