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The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Interests: cartoons, politics, humor, newspapears
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The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists launches a new icon, updating its venerable ink bottle for the digital age DURHAM, NC — The AAEC has a new look. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, a professional organization that promotes the interests of political cartoonists and comics journalists in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has unveiled its new logo "After sixty years of distinguished service we are retiring the old ink bottle logo," said Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist and AAEC President Pat Bagley. "It was iconic and carried us for decades, but it was also archaic." The AAEC, formed by a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AAEC News
Michael Peterson delivers another thoughtful look at editorial cartooning in the time of Trump, focusing on the love/hate relationship cartoonists have with the obligatory obituary cartoon. Peterson also announces he'll be reporting from this weekend's "The State of Satire" symposium in Minneapolis. Check back here for updates http://www.weeklystorybook.com/comic_strip_of_the_daycom/2018/04/pearls-metaphorical-and-otherwise.html Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AAEC News
The Washington Post's Comics Riffs weighs in on the aftermath of this year's Pulitzer Prize announcement, and talks to a number of cartoonists about the controversial pick for winner. While many were glad to see the venerable award catch up to the rest of the industry and recognize comics journalism, was this the wrong year to do so? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2018/04/17/this-years-cartooning-pulitzer-is-sharply-dividing-the-comics-community-heres-why/?utm_term=.b6071fe9e009 Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AAEC News
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After the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, when 16 members of a youth hockey team were killed in a bus crash, Canadian cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon drew a tribute that was shared by millions online. And then a T-shirt company halfway around the world began using the image without MacKinnon's permission... the cartoonist was not amused: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/bruce-mackinnon-humboldt-cartoon-theft-redbubble-1.4623325 Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AAEC News
The Pulitzer Prizes finally recognize comics journalism, with the award for Editorial Cartooning going to Jake Halpern & Michael Sloan for their series in the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/26/opinion/syrian-refugee-family.html Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AAEC News
Reading for your Sunday afternoon #4: A new exhibit on Jay "Ding" Darling looks at one of the most influential cartoonists of the early 20th century. The multiple Pulitzer Prize winner's work had a profound effect on early conservation efforts across the country. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/columnists/daniel-finney/2018/03/24/ding-darling-environment-conservation-wetlands-preservation-duck-stamp-cartoonists-drake-university/437563002/ Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AAEC News
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Reading for your Sunday afternoon #3: The Economist interviews it's own Kevin Kallaugher on 40 years of killer cartooning. Kal celebrates 4 decades with the venerable publication this April. https://medium.economist.com/40-years-of-kal-cartoons-150145ea7a46?platform=hootsuite Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AAEC News
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Reading for your Sunday afternoon #2: "My dad came up to me afterward and said, 'You're the first person I've ever known who knew what they wanted to do at eight-years-old—and did it.' I'll never forget that moment." —Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey remembers a father's support. https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/2018/04/12/fathers-gift-what-dad-gave-me-when-began-chasing-my-dream/508140002/ Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AAEC News
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Reading for your Sunday afternoon #1: Cartoonist Kevin Necessary reinvents himself as a comics journalist, helping to illustrate stories that can't necessarily be photographed. Poynter talks to the artist about his process and his work for a TV news station. https://www.poynter.org/news/local-tv-station-hired-cartoonist-tell-stories-are-tough-photograph Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AAEC News
Pulitzer-Prize winner Clay Bennett returned to his alma mater to talk First Amendment and the peculiar business of being a political cartoonist. The Times Daily covers the highlights of Bennett's talk at UNA: http://www.timesdaily.com/news/local/bennett-first-amendment-needs-appreciation/article_6d90b20b-ce80-54cf-bf73-df1248f85ae2.html Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at AAEC News
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"Drawn to Purpose," the companion book to the Library of Congress' show of the same name, is now out. The book "gives readers a glimpse of the female factor behind comic strips, political cartoons and magazine/newspaper art over a 150-year span." The author, Martha Kennedy, recently sat down at the C2E2 Comic Book Festival in Chicago to discuss the oft overlooked fact that women have been part of American cartoon art from the beginning. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-drawn-to-purpose-20180327-story.html "Drawn to Purpose" The Exhibit runs thru Oct. 20, 12018, and includes work by AAEC members Ann Telnaes, Signe Wilkinson and Jen Sorensen, among many... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at AAEC News
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Like political cartoons? Near the nation's capital? Spend the evening with cartoonist Steve Artleyon Wednesday, May 9, in Washington DC, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists. Pick up your tickets today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-award-winning-editorial-cartoonist-steve-artley-tickets-44523727668?aff=es2 Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at AAEC News
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The website the 2018 Association of American Editorial Cartoonist confab is now online, including registration information and a link to the hotel to make your room reservations. Click here for details: http://aaeccartoonists.org/ AAEC 2018 Annual Convention September 20-23, 2018 Sacramento, California Hosted by Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee and AAEC President Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, August 24 Convention Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 4 Click here now to reserve your hotel room and register for the convention: http://aaeccartoonists.org/ This convention landing page is also a preview what to expect when the new AAEC website launches later... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at AAEC News
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Mike Peterson's Comic Strip of the Day has an excellent report from this weekend's MoCAA Fest 2018 — with an in depth look at the panel on political cartooning with Ann Telnaes, Mr. Fish, Steve Brodner and more. Go, read. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at AAEC News
Like cartoons? Love political satire? In New York? Ann Telnaes joins Mr. Fish and Steve Brodner at MoCCA Fest this weekend. The two day celebration kicks off at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. https://www.amny.com/things-to-do/mocca-arts-festival-preview-1.17884269 Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at AAEC News
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Mumbai's Mid-Day sits down for a brief chat with cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. Read the whole thing here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at AAEC News
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Over the weekend, Parade sat down to talk with cartoonist (and AAEC VP) Liza Donnelly on drawing and creativity. Read the whole thing here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at AAEC News
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Clay Bennett has won his Third Thomas Nast Award from the Overseas Press Club of America. The Chattanooga Times Free Press staffer was honored for his portfolio of cartoons on international affairs. Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher was named a Citation Winner for his work in The Economist. In a statement on the award recipients, the Press Club noted "Clay Bennett's deceptively simple cartoons, often without captions, drive home strong, perceptive messages on topics ranging from global warming, immigration, North Korea's nuclear program and Vladimir Putin, to Donald Trump's handling of complex foreign policy issues." "Clever ideas and an engaging style make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at AAEC News
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If you love satire and care about free speech, you might want to attend next's months symposium on the 30th Anniversary of Hustler v. Falwell. Join cartoonists, humorists & lawyers April 20-21 in Minneapolis for "State of Our Satirical Union." The two day event will be held at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Speakers will include cartoonists Ann Telnaes, Steve Sack, Jack Ohman, Pat Bagley, Ben Sargent, Jim Morin, Signe Wilkinson, Cullum Rogers, Joel Pett and Matt Wuerker! Tickets are free and are going fast! For complete details, click here: https://cla.umn.edu/hsjmc/news-events/news/state-our-satirical-union Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at AAEC News
The Atlantic lists twenty ways to draw Trump — or not. Make yourself a good strong cup of comeupance and read "Why is Donald Trump So Hard to Caricature?" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/04/donald-trump-caricature/554069/?utm_source=twb Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at AAEC News
Cartoonist? Academic? Activist? The Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival wants you: "For the 2018 CXC Symposium, we are focusing on how comics enter public spaces to do social, transformative work." "In the Gutter: The Public Work of Comics" Abstracts and CVs due March 18. Presentations during CXC in Columbus, OH Sept. 26-28. + + + Here's the complete press release: For the 2018 CXC Symposium we are focusing on how comics enter public spaces to do social, transformative work. Whether in the classroom, the clinic, the library, the community center, or the protest march, comics are not just for private consumption... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at AAEC News
Good news from the Cartoonists Rights Network: Ramón Esono Ebalé was finally released today after almost 6 months of imprisonment by the government of Equatorial Guinea. The bogus charges were dropped last week after local authorities admitted they had been ordered by superiors to drum up something on the cartoonist. Ebalé was presented in absentia with the 2017 Courage in Cartooning Award from the CRNI last November at the AAEC Convention in Long Island. Here's the whole story: Equatorial Guinea: Artist Freed from Prison. Officer Admits Superiors Ordered Dubious Charges (Nairobi, March 7, 2018) – An Equatorial Guinean court on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at AAEC News
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The Herb Block Foundation has announced that Ward Sutton has been named the winner of the 2018 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Ward Sutton has been creating biting editorial cartoons for The Boston Globe since 2008. He experiments with size and format, often producing multi-panel cartoons that can read like a graphic novel. In 2010, his full-page “Tea Party Comics” won a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers. Sutton has also created cartoons for The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Nib, In These Times, GQ, The Nation, Time, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Fusion,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at AAEC News
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Political cartoonist Joel Pett takes aim at the "murder lobby" of the NRA in a weekend column, and considers how America has changed since Ronald Reagan got shot 37 years ago. http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article203232084.html Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at AAEC News
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A huge congratulations to cartoonist and long-time AAEC member Lalo Alcaraz. Lalo was part of the Pixar team that created Coco, which just (and justifiably) won the Oscar for Best Animated Movie. Alcaraz was one of the cultural advisors on the film, keeping Disney's efforts authentic, and helping to shape the movie into one of the cultural juggernauts of 2017. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at AAEC News