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The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Interests: cartoons, politics, humor, newspapears
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JOEL PETT INTERVIEWS THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE’S ROB ROGERS AND ASKS WHY HE OBJECTS TO HAVING HIS CARTOONS “PRE-FILTERED THROUGH THE SENSIBILITIES OF HUMORLESS CORPORATE LICKSPITTLES WHOSE LIVINGS DEPEND ON NOT ROCKING THE BOAT…OR THE SHIP OF STATE.” JUNE 17, 2018 — from the CRNI website A cartoonist is jailed. Another is charged with treason. A cartoonist disappears. Another is threatened by government goons. Throngs march against a perceived cartoon’s slight. That’s how it goes among CRNI clients around the world, but not here. In corporate America, cartoonists merely lose their livelihoods. I’m not comparing unemployment to incarceration, but with those... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AAEC News
Two more views of Rob Rogers' termination—the first from a rightwing columnist who thinks the media is over-reacting and the outrage is fake: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/no_the_firing_of_the_pittsburgh_postgazette_cartoonist_is_not_a_threat_to_free_speech.html A few things to mention: The writer used to work as an editorial page editor for the Investor's Business Daily who, it should be noted, canned conservative cartoonist Michael Ramirez in 2016 when they dropped the print edition of the publication and laid off most of the staff. Also, while Monica Showalter claims no one "howled" when conservative cartoonist Steve Kelley was fired from the more liberal San Diego Union-Tribune in 2001, she clearly was ignorant... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AAEC News
The reporting on Rob Rogers' firing continued over the weekend, with Fox News (!), the New York Times (again) and an interview with friend Joel Pett via Cartoonists Rights Network International — normally an organization that reports on oppression of the press in other countries. Not, you know, America. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AAEC News
[Hi, all. While I realize the AAEC feed has become All Rob, All the Time, I'm not going to apologize: his firing by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette appears to be a tipping point, and the events of the past few weeks have been a clarion call to cartoonists and news media everywhere. Support of Rob Rogers and free speech has poured in from across the country, from left and the right, from the biggest news outlets and celebrities to Republicans who have been his targets in the past. As long as people are writing about it, I'll keep posting the links.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AAEC News
The media has —justifiably— reacted strongly to the firing of cartoonist Rob Rogers by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Here's what's been posted in the last 24 hours. More to follow no doubt. Washington Post Michael Peterson Huffington Post The Detroit Free-Press The Hill The Wrap Philly.com Poynter CBS Yahoo Daily Kos Pgh blog The Incline Even the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AAEC News
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Management of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just demonstrated disdain for their readership and lack of concern about declining circulation by firing their cartoonist of twenty five years, Rob Rogers. Rogers is one of the best in the country and his cartoons have been a wildly popular feature of the Post-Gazette. Readers looked forward each morning to opening their papers to see Rogers' latest pointed commentary. Rogers' fortunes recently took a turn when Trump acolyte, Keith Burris, was hired as the new editorial page editor. Burris promptly started killing Rogers' cartoons that were critical of Trump. The publisher, John Robinson Block, issued... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AAEC News
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I want to let you know where we are with the 2018 convention. The AAEC is currently in the midst of planning our 2018 convention, which is scheduled for September 20–23 in Sacramento. We have contracted with The Citizen Hotel, famous for having prints of political cartoons decorating every room, for a block of rooms to accommodate our members. (Register here today: http://www.aaeccartoonists.org/) This year will have something of an international flavor as colleagues from Canada and New Zealand will be in attendance We are also extending an invitation to the Korean Association of Editorial Cartoonists to send a delegation... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AAEC News
Rob Rogers' story went national last week, with interviews by CNN's Jake Tapper and coverage in the Washington Post. Here's the roundup ICYMI CNN CBS Washington Post Comic Riffs In fact, all the Pennsylvania papers have been weighing in on Rob Roger's battle to keep his job: Philadelphia Inquirer The Patriot-News Alt-weekly Pittsburgh City Paper Politics PA Finally, over the weekend, Pittsburghers gathered to protest the muzzling of "their" cartoonist. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at AAEC News
By now you've probably heard that Rob Rogers is in a war with his own editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Keith Burris, a pro-Trump sympathizer, has been spiking Rogers' daily cartoons for a couple of weeks now — and readers have begun to notice. The story went national over the past 48 hours and is picking up momentum. http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-post-gazette-editorial-page-not-publishing-longtime-cartoonists-recent-work#stream/0 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/donald-trump-political-cartoons-pittsburgh-post-gazette-rob-rogers-20180604.html?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/04/media/rob-rogers-pittsburgh-post-gazette-cartoonist/index.html http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/06/04/post-gazette-rob-rogers-cartoons-not-published/ While the newspaper isn't running his editorial cartoons, they have no problem crowing about the Golden Quill award Rogers recently won for the same: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/05/24/Post-Gazette-big-winner-Golden-Quill-Awards/stories/201805240202 If you want to follow things as they blows up, Rob's facebook page... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at AAEC News
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The longtime cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has gone missing. Actually, we know exactly where Rob Rogers is—at his desk creating the excellent award-winning editorial cartoons he is famous for. But it’s those cartoons that have been missing for over a week from the Post-Gazette editorial pages, though we know Rob is drawing them because new cartoons are being posted on the web. It doesn’t take much to connect the dots between the absence of Rob’s left-leaning cartoons and the recent arrival of a Trump-supporting editorial page editor. We would take this opportunity to remind all editorial page editors that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at AAEC News
Some sad news: Long-time MAD magazine editor (and friend of the AAEC) Nick Meglin died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack. Nick was a key component of MAD's success over the years before retiring in 2004, and a friend to many editorial cartoonists. He lived in North Carolina and held court during occasional lunches with local cartoonists at Vic's, an Italian restaurant in Raleigh. Nick was a frequent and enthusiastic supporter of the arts and would often show up at area conventions, openings and readings. If you came to Duke/Durham in 2016, Nick was there. Here's a quick remembrance by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at AAEC News
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You don't need to go to Turkey or Germany to have your cartoons censored—in this country newspaper publishers are more than happy to do it to their own. Case in point, Rob Rogers' cartoons seemed to have disappeared from the pages of his long-time paper The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Daily Cartoonist has the story, sourced from this Pgh blog with a follow up by Comic Strip of the Day's Mike Peterson. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at AAEC News
Usually it's a bad thing when people get profiled, but not today. Here's a look at Lalo Alcaraz by the Southwestern College Sun after his visit to the campus: http://www.theswcsun.com/cartoonist-lalo-alcaraz-turns-racist-hate-to-smiles/ And here's a fun bit on editorial cartoonist and friend of the AAEC Vishavjit Singh aka @sikhtoons aka Sikh Captain America. https://blog.photoshelter.com/2018/05/photographer-discovered-sikh-captain-america/ Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at AAEC News
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Congrats to all the AAEC members who were big winners at this weekend's NCS Reuben Awards including Mike Peters (x2!), Peter Kuper, and Pixar's Coco the pick for feature animation. Clay Bennett was also a finalist for Editorial Cartoons. UPDATE: The NCS announced yesterday that an Oscar-style mix-up had occurred in two categories, and that Clay Bennett was the actual winner of this year's award for Editorial Cartooning. Congrats Clay! http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2018/06/01/ncs-uncovers-awards-snafu/ And a big congrats to Arnold Roth, who was awarded the Golden T-Square. This rare and prestigious prize is presented after 50 years as professional cartoonist, and so far,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at AAEC News
Apparently American newspaper editors aren't the only ones who fold under criticism after initially approving an editorial cartoon. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung apologized for a cartoon criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that appeared in its pages last week. The image, which Dieter Hanitzsch drew in the wake of the Gaza massacre, was seen by some as anti-Semitic. http://www.newsweek.com/benjamin-netanyahu-cartoon-german-newspaper-anti-semitic-suddeutsche-zeitung-931718?yptr=yahoo After the artist refused to apologize for his cartoon, he was dropped by his long-time paper. His editor-in-chief tried to get out of the controversy by abdicating all responsibility for the decision-making process, and intimated the artist had "sneaked" the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at AAEC News
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A sit-down drive-by interview with Kentucky cartoonist Joel Pett, as he looks back at his eclectic career. http://www.triplicate.com/opinion/6250166-151/angels-and-desperados-interview-with-an-editorial-cartoonist Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at AAEC News
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Calling all cartoonists, calling all cartoonists... Making Faces: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment [working title] Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, April 20 — October 27, 2019 Lucy Caswell and Ann Telnaes are co-curating a major exhibition on cartoonists and the First Amendment. It will run for 6 months 2019 in the lead-up to the AAEC Convention at CXC and Ohio State. In addition to drawing on the copious archives of the Billy Ireland, members of the AAEC are invited to submit contemporary cartoons on the significance of the First Amendment protections for speech and press. If you've done... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at AAEC News
Cartoonist Ann Telnaes — and bane of @realDonaldTrump's vanity — has launched a weekly strip! Mo debuts this week with, what else, a cartoon about Trump. Congrats Ann! https://www.gocomics.com/mo/2018/05/21?ct=v&cti=7941&comments=visible#comments Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at AAEC News
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A big congrats to Jake Thrasher for winning the 2018 Mark of Excellence from Society of Professional Journalism! The SPJ award honors the best in student journalism. Thrasher was a finalist for last year's Courage in Cartooning Award from the CRNI after receiving death threats for an anti-KKK cartoon in his university newspaper. And in a "welcome to the real world" coda, the cartoonist noted — in the same email announcement about the SPJ award — his position at the local Mississippi newspaper, the Oxford Eagle, was eliminated after the publisher left and the budget cut. So — welcome to... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at AAEC News
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Award-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson reflects on her career in this interview with a Philly website.Wilkinson isn't retiring, but is cutting back on her weekly output to, yes, spend more time with her family. http://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/2018/05/18/pulitzer-prize-winner-ex-hiller-reflects-on-career/ Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at AAEC News
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On heels of the announcement of the return of The Davenport International Cartoon Contest, R.C. Harvey takes a look at a recent book on the seminal political cartoonist. Here's his review: DAVENPORT is one of the great names in American editorial cartooning, but almost nothing has been written about him—nothing, at least, approaching the scholarship that Frederick displays in this volume. Born in 1867, Davenport grew up drawing all the time near Silverton, Oregon, and eventually, after numerous false starts, he wound up cartooning in San Francisco for the Chronicle, until William Randolph Hearst finally hired Davenport for his Examiner... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at AAEC News
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The Daily Cartoonist reports that Glenn McCoy has been let go from his long-time staff slot at the Belleville News-Democrat. No word on the reason, but considering the paper is owned by McClatchy​, cutbacks are strong suspected. McCoy, who was an AAEC member for years, is one of the more prominent conservative editorial cartoonists working today. UPDATE #1: The Daily Cartoonist has more on McCoy, including UPDATE #2: A farewell from Glenn's former paper. http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article211257414.html Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at AAEC News
Calling all cartoonists—contest time! The Davenport International Cartoon Contest has returned! Named after famed political cartoonist Homer C. Davenport, who went after Gilded Age targets at the turn of the 20th century, the revamped contest has a July 17 deadline. Get all the details here: http://homerdavenport.com/tooncon/ Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at AAEC News
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Congrats to Mark Robinson & Kevin Kallaugher for their recents wins at the MDDC Press Awards. @kaltoons took 1st & 2nd place in his division and Best in Show with his work for the Baltimore Sun. @CoolComix won 1st place in his division for this editorial cartoon. MDDC represents over 160 news outlets in the Baltimore/DC/Delaware region. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at AAEC News
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Are you an aspiring cartoonist, age 18-25, who draws political & social cartoons, editorial commentary or comics journalism? You have one month left to enter your work for consideration for the 2018 John Locher Memorial Award. Deadline is June 15! Details: http://locheraward.org/ Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at AAEC News