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!

When an editorial cartoonist and H.L. Mencken joined forces to fight lynching

While Maryland was considered part of the north, and fought on the side of the Union during the Civil War, it is still south of the Mason-Dixon line, and African-Americans living there were lynched into the 1930s. In 1931, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Edmund Duffy joined with H.L. Mencken in a years-long newspaper campaign to fight attacks on black American citizens.

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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.