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The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Interests: cartoons, politics, humor, newspapears
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We need to change. For several years now we have complained, bemoaned, and raged over the disappearance of our traditional home, the print newspaper. And the loss of newspapers is not just affecting our profession but is having an impact as well on how we’ve traditionally funded our annual conventions. Fewer and fewer of our members work on staff anymore so there are fewer and fewer newspapers to host and fund our meetings. The AAEC is also facing the problem of an aging and shrinking membership. Another consequence of the decline of newspapers is that hardly any young editorial cartoonists... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at AAEC News
If you are a Regular member of the AAEC and haven't yet cast your vote for next year's slate of officers, the deadline to return your ballot is January 4, 2018. So, GET THOSE IN THE MAIL TOMORROW, DECEMBER 30, so it is returned in time. NOTE: If you have STILL NOT RECEIVED YOUR BALLOT please CONTACT WANDA IMMEDIATELY at editorialcartoonists@gmail.com. Also, your address in the AAEC database is woefully out of date. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at AAEC News
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After the Disney disaster, there have been no shortage of cartoonists pointing out where the audioanimatronic of Donald Trump went wrong. Matt Wuerker and Politico have put together a helpful guide on HOW TO DRAW TRUMP, with suggestions from some of the best cartoonists working today. And now, with out further collusion: https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/drawing-trump/ Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at AAEC News
It's almost Christmas — which means it's time to roll out the annual retelling of how political cartoonist Thomas Nast helped create Santa Claus. https://www.investors.com/news/management/leaders-and-success/thomas-nast-drew-the-iconic-st-nick-and-created-political-cartoons/ Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at AAEC News
There's a great bit of comics reporting in the Guardian today about how cartoonist Eaten Fish was freed from a refugee camp. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/22/spirited-away-from-the-clutches-of-our-immigration-regime-in-manus-eaten-fish-is-finally-free?CMP=share_btn_tw Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at AAEC News
Yes, yes, everyone poo-poos awards — until you win one! Here are the contests and deadlines coming up. National Newspaper Awards (Canada) — DEADLINE: Jan. 15, 2018 Pulitzer — Deadline: Jan. 25, 2018 The Thomas Nast Award — Deadline: Jan. 30, 2018 Herblock — Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018 National Headliner Awards— Deadline: Feb. 2, 2018 Walker Stone Award (Scripps Howard National Journalism Awards) —Deadline: Feb. 2, 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award — Deadline: Feb. 2, 2018 The Grambs Aronson Award for Cartooning with a Conscience — Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018 Sigma Delta Chi Award — Deadline: Feb. 19, 2018... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at AAEC News
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Cartoonist Andy Davey gives a report on the evening of talks accompany the “Gagged” exhibition of cartoons that recently closed in London. Martin Rowson, Zunar, Khalid Albaih and Bro Russell go after the subject of the oppression, censorship and gagging of political cartoonists around the world. https://procartoonists.org/gagged-talk/ Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at AAEC News
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It has been 30 years since the AAEC joined with Hustler's Larry Flynt in defending satire and the First Amendment before the Supreme Court. Free speech supporters will celebrate this landmark case next year, and use the occasion as a clarion call to confront new threats to satirists and cartoonists. Here is the press release: The State of Our Satirical Union: Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell at 30 Save the Date + Call for Papers The State of Our Satirical Union: Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell at 30 symposium will mark the anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision, issued... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at AAEC News
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Cartoonist Dwane Powell appeared on WUNC's The State of Things Monday, Dec. 18, discussing his career and the future of editorial cartooning. Listen to the cached version here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at AAEC News
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Big news: After four years in a detention camp, cartoonist Ali Dorani (aka Eaten Fish) has been released. The young Iranian cartoonist has been the focus of international attention on his plight and the deplorable conditions in Australian-run refugee camps on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Here is the press release on this breaking news. **Manus Island cartoonist Eaten Fish in safety in ICORN residency** 18 December 2017 — Award winning Iranian cartoonist Ali Dorani, known as Eaten Fish, has left Papa New Guinea and is now in safety. Dorani has spent the past four years in a refugee detention... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at AAEC News
Political cartoonist Lee Judge has stepped down from his paper after 37-years. That's a hell of run, these days. In an article discussing his departure, Judge says "As anyone paying attention already knows, The Star is going through changes, and my departure is one of those changes. You can curse the changes or adjust and move on ... and I plan to adjust and move on." "In the meantime, I’ll do my best to appreciate what I’ve had: 37 years of employment and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at The Kansas City Star." Read the whole thing here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article189971179.html#storylink=cpy Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at AAEC News
Who is the political cartoonist arrested and held without charges in Equatorial Guinea? The Nib highlights the plight of Ramón Esono Ebalé. Reporting by by Dante Besong and Andy Warner: https://thenib.com/ramon-esono-ebale-obi-s-nightmare?utm_campaign=web-share-links&utm_medium=social&utm_source=link Meanwhile, over at PBS, there's more on the oppressed cartoonist, who was arrested for mocking the corrupt government of Equatorial Guinea almost 3 months ago. Paul X Molina reports: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQzAFiGW4AEOEF_.jpg Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at AAEC News
Like cartoons? Love knowing what day of the week it is? Get your 2018 calendars from your favorite cartoonists, including: Keith Knight: https://www.patreon.com/posts/pre-order-2018-15448426?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=postsh The Nib: https://topatoco.com/collections/the-nib/products/nib-obscurecalendar-2018 and KAL: https://shop.economist.com/collections/kal/products/the-economist-2018-kalendar Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at AAEC News
AAEC President Ann Telanes went to Australia and brought back this report on cartoonists Down Under. Spoiler alert: They think Trump is as much a buffoon as American cartoonists! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2017/11/27/how-australian-editorial-cartoonists-view-trump/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b2969402221a Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at AAEC News
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If you like political cartooning, this season has some lovely sugar plums for you to enjoy. + + + + David G. Brown has published a new book on the Obama legacy. "Barack, Race and the Media: The Obama Legacy" features a collection of political cartoons from Brown, Angelo Lopez, Lalo Alcaraz, David Horsey, Tim Jackson and Steve Greenberg, and covers the journey and legacy of the first African-American President of the United States of America. It's available now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Barack-Race-Media-Obama-Legacy/dp/0981867413/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511136168&sr=8-1&keywords=Barack%2C+Race+and+the+Media + + + + The Chicago Tribune has a great read on a new book on one of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at AAEC News
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Everything sucks in 2017, but boy-howdy is it great for cartoonists, right? Three British ink-slingers talk about these changing and challenging times. Read the whole bloody thing here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at AAEC News
NPR chats with political cartoonist, and long-time AAEC member, Lalo Alcaraz about working with Pixar on it's new movie "Coco." Lalo got the gig after mocking Disney in his cartoons — wait, that worked? The segment with Lalo is about halfway through this on-air piece. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at AAEC News
Veteran combat artist —and long-time AAEC friend— Chip Beck has a new gig: Artist-in-Residence at Gettysburg National Battlefield. On Friday, Dec. 1, Beck will discuss his residency at an Artist Showcase Presentation at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free, and open to the public. Read all about it here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at AAEC News
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The Library of Congress opens a major exhibit tomorrow focusing on women artists, including current AAEC President Ann Telanes. "Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists" looks at the work of 43 professional female illustrators over the last 150 years. The Library will release a companion book, by curator Martha H. Kennedy, in the spring of 2018. The exhibition opens Saturday, Nov. 18 and runs through next October in the Graphic Arts Galleries of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C., and will be free and open to the public. For complete details on "Drawn... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at AAEC News
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The AAEC has joined with 18 other organizations in calling for the immediate release of cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé, currently held against his will by the government of Equatorial Guinea. November 15, 2017 An Open Letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release Artist and Writer Ramón Esono Ebalé Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Palacio Presidencial Avenida de la Libertad Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial Your Excellency, We write to express our deep concern in response to the unjust arrest and subsequent detention without charge of Ramón Esono Ebalé in Malabo on 16th September 2017,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at AAEC News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DURHAM, NC — North Carolina cartoonist Dwane Powell is the first recipient of the "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Local Cartooning." The award was announced Saturday, Nov. 4, during the closing banquet of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' convention at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Powell was surprised with the news via video call to his home in Raleigh, NC. Powell began his career in the early 1970s after his first attempt at cartooning was picked up by the Arkansas Gazette. After stints at the San Antonio Light and Cincinnati Enquirer, he drew for the Raleigh-based... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at AAEC News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HEMPSTEAD, NY — Cartoonist Joel Pett is the recipient of this year's "Ink Bottle Award" from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. The award was announced Saturday, Nov. 4, during the closing banquet of the AAEC's convention at Hofstra University in Hemstead, NY. The Ink Bottle is given annually to an individual who promotes and stimulates interest in the art of editorial cartooning, and encourages an ever closer association among all cartoonists. AAEC President Ann Telnaes chose to give Pett the award "for his continuing participation and steadfast support for threatened cartoonists throughout the world as president... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at AAEC News
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A big congrats to cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher on winning this year's Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award from the National Press Foundation! Here's the announcement. Kevin Kallaugher, cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist, will receive the 2017 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons. Kallaugher will be honored at the National Press Foundation’s annual journalism awards dinner on Feb. 15, 2018. NPF judges said: “Kevin Kallaugher captures the complexity of our age in his arresting cartoons. His work is layered, both visually and emotionally. KAL’s striking artwork jumps off the page with nuanced body... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at AAEC News
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Ramón Esono Ebalé received the CRNI "Courage in Editorial Cartooning" award Saturday night during the Association for American Editorial Cartoonists' convention closing banquet Saturday at Hofstra University in Long Island. Ebalé's family accepted the award on his behalf, as the cartoonist is still imprisoned without charges in Equatorial Guinea. Michael Cavna has the story here. You can watch the emotional presentation here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at AAEC News
Last week's annual Association of American Editorial Cartoonists Convention at Hofstra University on Long Island was one for the books. A big congratulations to host Matt Davies and President Ann Telnaes for pulling off a memorable gathering! It was a fitting 60th anniversary celebration for our organization. The weather was delightful for this time of year (thanks Global Warming!) and the amazing luncheon at the Society of Illustrators was worth the effort it took to get into Manhattan. One cartoonist was overheard saying it was one of the best days of his life. Other highlights included the blistering tour-de-force of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at AAEC News