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The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Interests: cartoons, politics, humor, newspapears
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The AAEC expresses condolences to the family of former Arkansas Democrat cartoonist Jon Kennedy, a charter member of the AAEC at its founding in 1957. Jon passed away at 96 on Oct. 10, during the 57th AAEC convention in San Francisco. Jon Kennedy was a hugely talented and thoughtful cartoonist who mentored many young cartoonists, notably Dwane Powell and countless others. His strong and capable artwork was beautiful and compelling. The AAEC would not have been possible without Jon's efforts. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AAEC News
Tony Auth’s colleagues and friends in the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists are profoundly saddened by his death. Tony was one of a small handful of that magnificent generation of 1960s and 1970s cartoonists who re-created what we do today. A brilliant, original editorial cartooning voice is gone. Tony’s drawing style was unique. The fluidity, grace, and simplicity of his line was a marvel, and his strong editorial positions stood out for four decades. There was no mistaking an Auth cartoon for others, ever. A master of irony and juxtaposition, Tony won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize, along with many other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at AAEC News
Etta Hulme, cartoonist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, died June 25th at the age of 90. A longtime member and former president, Etta was a widely respected and beloved member of the AAEC. Although her drawing style has been described as soft, the messages behind the images were powerful and clear. Etta was exactly what an editorial cartoonist should be, fearless and determined- plus she did it with a wonderful smile. The AAEC sends their deepest sympathy to her family and friends. We'll miss Etta very much. Related articles Etta Hulme, acclaimed Star-Telegram cartoonist, dies Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at AAEC News
The AAEC's Satire Fest is coming to San Francisco on October 9, 10, 11. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at AAEC News
The Board of the Herblock Foundation just voted to include monthly newspaper and magazine publications in the eligibility for the Prize. The deadline is February 3rd. For more information, please visit http://www.herbblockfoundation.org/herblock-prize Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at AAEC News
The AAEC condemns the killing of Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at AAEC News
Vancouver Sun sketcher, and my mentor, was almost as great a journalist as he was a human being. By Bob Krieger, 2 Oct 2013, TheTyee.ca Aside from being an incredibly kind, humble, hilarious, brilliant and elegant gentleman, Roy Peterson happened to be a world class editorial cartoonist. He won more National Newspaper Awards than any other journalist, the Order of Canada, and more awards and honours than he or a mathematician could count. Roy Peterson was born in Winnipeg in 1936. He died Monday, Sept. 30, joining the love of his life, Margaret, and leaving two sons, three daughters, nine grandchildren and a massive hole in journalism business. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at AAEC News
The celebration of the life of Roy Peterson will be held Friday Oct 11th from 2-4 at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver. ----------------- Remembrances from Colleagues... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at AAEC News
Longtime Sun artist picked up seven National Newspaper Awards in a career that established him among the greats of Canadian journalism By Pete McMartin and John Mackie, Vancouver Sun October 2, 2013 There was that about him that, physically, was pen-like — the sharp line of his nose and profile, the quiet manner hiding a pointed intelligence, a humour that could be as black as ink. Roy Peterson drew more than editorial cartoons with his pen. He took aim. He died Sunday. He was 77. He was on his living-room couch in his West Vancouver home. “I went into the kitchen to fill up a glass of water he needed for his medications,” son Laurie said, “and when I came back a few seconds later he was gone.” He leaves behind five children, nine grandchildren and a body of work that for the honours it received was unmatched in the history of Canadian journalism. Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Cartoonist+Peterson+precise+piercing/8979624/story.html#ixzz2h07cuWPF Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at AAEC News
The AAEC is profoundly saddened to hear of the death of Roy Peterson, an extraordinary editorial cartoonist and longtime friend to many in our organization. We extend our condolences to Roy's family and friends and will be posting a memorial remembrance shortly. In addition to being a wonderful human being, Roy Peterson was the only Canadian journalist to win seven National Newspaper Awards. Please visit: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Acclaimed+editorial+cartoonist+Peterson+dies/8978763/story.html Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at AAEC News
The AAEC firmly stands behind Jack Ohman and his powerful cartoon on the tragedy in West, Texas. The Ohman cartoon represents the finest traditions of both American political cartooning and our freedom of the press. On the other hand the Texas governor's response demanding a retraction and an apology, represents the worst impulses of those who have no respect for our most basic and fundamental right to free speech. Governor Perry attacking the cartoonist is the kind of reaction we'd expect from a leader in North Korea, not one from Texas. The attempt to intimidate a journalist for being critical of the government, particularly the call on the part of the Texas Lt. Governor to have him lose his job, is what should be condemned. This sort of intimidation of journalists is, at its root, just plain un-American. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at AAEC News
Mark your calendars! The 2013 AAEC Convention will be June 27-29 in Salt Lake City. Click for details -- more to come! Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at AAEC News
A Statement by the Board of the AAEC: The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists Endorses Originality. Passing someone else's work off as your own is not tolerated in written reporting, and it should not be tolerated in political cartooning. Indeed, it is not tolerated within the membership of our association. Further, reselling old cartoons with only a few labels changed is just plain bad for both the art form and for business. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at AAEC News
It's that time of year again, cartoonists. Get your packets together, fill out those entry forms, and write those checks to win the most prestigious awards of the profession. Deadlines may be closer than they appear. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at AAEC News
Exploiting the fervid political turbulence of the election season, this year’s convention was deliberately scheduled to take place September 13-15, after the nominating conventions of the two political parties, when the antics of editoonists at their drawing boards could become a public spectacle in the form of “A Festival Celebrating the Political Cartoon.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at AAEC News
Every year, the Cartoonists Rights Network International recognizes a cartoonist who has shown exemplary courage in the face of unrelenting threats, legal action or other pressure as punishment or disincentive for cartoons that are too powerful for some officials, sects, terrorists or demagogues. This year, CRNI recognized two cartoonists: Syria’s Ali Ferzat and India’s Aseem Trivedi. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at AAEC News
In mid September I attended the 56th annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in Washington D.C. It was an enjoyable event and I managed to meet many cartoonists whose work I deeply admire. Two years ago I had attended an AAEC convention in Portland, Oregon, and had a good time. This year it seemed very appropriate for the convention to take place in our capitol as it is an election year. It was my first time in Washington D.C. and I had time to visit the great monuments and talk to other political cartoonists from across the country. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at AAEC News
Armed with a bullhorn, cartoon placards and the right to assemble, the Cartoonists Rights Network International, AAEC cartoonists (Pat Bagley, Drew Rogier-Chapman, Nik Kowsar, Jeff Parker, and Matt Wuerker), and local Amnesty International members, held a small protest in front of the Malaysian embassy in Washington, DC as a show of solidarity with Malaysian editorial cartoonist Zunar, one day before the AAEC convention kicked off. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at AAEC News
AAEC conventions are marked by an atmosphere of warm collegiality. Cartoonists of all philosophical persuasions are welcome, and although the individual members are possessed of an array of strong political points of view, there is very little in the way of heated arguments at these events. There are no blood feuds, no screaming matches, and most surprisingly, no drunken punch-outs over politics. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at AAEC News
Ohman is known as an avid fly fisherman, and for The Bee and Sacramento, his hiring is a major catch. Few cartoonists working today have been so widely lauded and published. At age 19, Ohman was the youngest cartoonist to be nationally syndicated, and his work now appears in more than 300 publications nationwide through Tribune Media Services. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at AAEC News
Ann Cleaves began cartooning as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia. As a volunteer in Fiji she illustrated schoolbooks for the Fiji Ministry of Education. She taught art in the Boston public schools, and cartooning courses in Texas. She also taught high school subjects in the adult division of the Los Angeles School District from 1988 to 2004. Ann and her husband Courtland live in Los Angeles. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at AAEC News
The 2012 AAEC Convention will be here before we know it, so start planning now. This year's convention is scheduled for September 13-15, in Washington, DC. Complete details are being organized and will be made available over the next few weeks. Know however that this is one convention you really don't want to miss! In the meantime, start making your travel arrangements or vacation plans. We've reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge in nearby Arlington. This hotel is within one block to the Metro system which will take you to the sessions at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at AAEC News
Set aside the dates! The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' 2012 convention will take place Thursday through Saturday, September 13-15, in George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium. Exact details regarding hotel selection and panels are currently being worked out. Registration for the event will be $250 for members. This year's convention will follow a somewhat different format than in the past. Thursday and Friday will center on "#!&% CARTOONS: A Festival Celebrating the Political Cartoon." The festival will feature "chalk talk" presentations by various cartoonists, draw-offs between cartoonists, great speakers, a public mural, a "Cartoonist Death Match," as well as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at AAEC News
The AAEC has created a bank account to pool donations from its members for contribution later this year to the Sacramento Bee's Sebastian Babin Education Fund. Sebastian is the 10-year-old son of Rex and Kathleen Babin. Rex, who was the Sacramento Bee’s staff cartoonist and served as 2010-11 AAEC president, died March 30 following a year-long battle with cancer. Rex was a hard-working and devoted member of the AAEC. It’s the board’s hope that the total amount of member donations pooled in this AAEC-administered account will represent its collective gratitude and appreciation, and likely exceed whatever amount the association could... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at AAEC News
The Sacramento Bee has invited residents of the city to a remembrance of its late cartoonist, Rex Babin. Babin, a former president of the AAEC, died last month following a year-long battle with cancer. He was 49. According to the Bee's editorial page editor Stuart Leavenworth, the tribute will feature among other things a silent auction of Babin's cartoons, the proceeds of which will go to a college education fund set up for his 10-year-old son, Sebastian. Joel Pett of The (Lexington, Ky.) Herald-Leader and Jack Ohman of The (Portland) Oregonian will speak at at the memorial. Details for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at AAEC News