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The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Interests: cartoons, politics, humor, newspapears
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Long-time editorial cartoonist Merle "Ting" Tingley died on June 4. Tingley drew for the London Free Press from 1948 to 1986, and was known for frequently hiding his character "Luke Worm" in his drawings. A colleague of Mr. Tingley’s at The London Free Press once wrote, “It’s an unforgettable experience to hear him groan as he sketches, erases, rejects and starts all over again. To watch him race the engraver’s deadline is to witness an epic struggle between artistry and necessity.” In 2014, the Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival was launched as a tribute to Tingley. Here's the obit,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at AAEC News
"Round 1 goes to the LA Times," cartoonist Ted Rall posted this week. Rall is suing the newspaper for wrongful termination and defamation after being dropped by the Times in 2015. Rall has since been hit with an anti-SLAPP countersuit by the paper. "LA Times attorney Kelli Sager split the defendants’ anti-SLAPP motions against me into three tranches of defendants, each with its own set of documents and hearing dates," wrote Rall to supporters on his legal Go-Fund-Me site. "Yesterday [Wednesday, June 21] LA Superior Court ruled in favor of the Times’ anti-SLAPP motion," regarding the first of three groups... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AAEC News
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The Nib has launched an animated series of political cartoons, with new episodes appearing every Thursday. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=xT4IccObnmc "We have ten weeks on animated shorts coming this summer that we've been working on," said Nib founder Matt Bors, "with political cartoonists you'll recognize: Jen Sorensen, Keith Knight, Emily Flake, Matt Lubchansky, Joey Sayers, Brian McFadden and others." The Nib series is produced in conjunction with First Look Media's in-house entertainment studio Topic, with animation by Augenblick Studios! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AAEC News
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A big congrats to editorial cartoonist Tim Campbell! According to a press release, Campbell will be joining the Washington Post News Service and Syndicate in early July. For the past 11 years he has been the editorial cartoonist for Current Publishing which produces 6 weekly newspapers covering the towns of Carmel, Fishers, Geist, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville just north of Indianapolis. Tim has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Indiana and looks forward to the opportunity and challenges of syndication with the Washington Post. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AAEC News
Tim Kreider makes the case for why cartoonists, artists and entertainers should never apologize for crossing the line. http://theweek.com/articles/705828/used-political-cartoonist-heres-what-should-know-about-satirizing-political-assassinations Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AAEC News
Editor & Publisher takes a long hard look at the divide between cartoonists and online news outlets: Why, E&P asks, when political cartoons are more popular than ever are editors not taking advantage of this for their news sites? http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/digital-publishing-why-newspapers-need-to-invest-more-in-political-cartoons/ Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AAEC News
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Two local editorial cartoonists, an increasingly rare breed in today's news world, have recently published collections of their work. Ricky Nobile announced the release of his first book, "Home Grown, Home Drawn! 45 Years of Mississippi Editorial Cartoons," a sampler from Nobile's career of covering state politics. Starting at the The Bolivar Commercial in 1971, Nobile went on to provide two cartoons a week to over 35 newspapers statewide, and day, Nobile draws four cartoons a week for his syndicate, The Mississippi Business Journal and The Hattiesburg Post. Home Grown, Home Drawn! collects 130 of Nobile's best Mississippi cartoons and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AAEC News
Long-time political cartoonist Chuck Asay has announced his retirement. Again. Asay stepped down from his post at the Colorado Springs Gazette in 2007, but continued to draw for Creators Syndicate until 2013. He recently capped off his career by donating all his original cartoons, along with the publishing rights, to the Pikes Peak Library. "The cartoons are in the process of being archived now," Asay wrote in an email. "It might take a few years to get everything up on site but you can find the ongoing work now at: http://digitalcollections.ppld.org/" The cartoonist, known for his strong conservative stance, also... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AAEC News
Cartoonist Chan Lowe reports he is moving across the country to a new newspaper job this month. "I’m leaving South Florida to join the Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as deputy editorial page editor. I’ll be editing, writing editorials, producing columns, drawing local cartoons, and will continue drawing syndicated cartoons for Tribune Content Agency." Lowe drew for Fort Lauderdale's Sun-Sentinel from 1984 until he was laid off in early 2015. Lowe has been a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AAEC News
In the aftermath of the mass shooting of congressional members in Virginia, the public began pouring over the gunman's social media —and found he was a fan of political cartoons, including one by Tom Toles. Challenged by a commenter, Tole posted a thoughtful response on language and consequences. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at AAEC News
Congratulations to Matt Bors & the Nib! The online site is one of the first webcomics to be accepted by the Library of Congress. The Nib was included in the new Webcomics Web Archive, along with almost 40 other web cartoons. Michael Cavna details the news here. "The library announced the launch of its Web Cultures Web Archive [on June 13], a 'representative sampling of websites documenting the creation of emergent cultural traditions on the web such as GIFs, memes and emoji.' It will be part of the institution’s American Folklife Center. The news comes ahead of the library’s new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at AAEC News
PR Newswire points out what we in the AAEC already knew: Ann Telnaes is the first woman to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the Reuben Award, the two biggest honors in the cartooning world. Telnaes, currently the president of Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, won the Pulitzer in 2001, and was recently presented with the Reuben by the National Cartoonists Society. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ann-telnaes-is-first-woman-to-win-reuben-award-and-pulitzer-prize-300468404.html What we need now is our own equivalent of the EGOT! Say... add the Ink Bottle (or Ignatz, if you prefer) to the Pulitzer and Reuben to get RIP... or include the Herblock for the PHIR... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at AAEC News
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Fars News Agency is reporting that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are lobbing insults and editorial cartoons at each other after the Qatari emir supposedly made critical comments of Saudis, its allies and the U.S. "The Qatari government soon said that the state agency had been hacked and that the remarks attributed to the emir and the foreign minister had never been made," according to Fars, but this didn't stop a Saudi retaliation with media blackouts of Qatari media, and escalation of cartoons and heated commentary on both sides. Of course there was a orb cartoon. You can read about the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at AAEC News
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The AAEC has announced the dates for its annual convention. Join us November 1-4 at Hofstra University for the 2017 Political Cartoon & Satire Festival. Located on Long Island in Hempstead, New York, Hofstra is a frequent host of the Presidential debates, making it a perfect site for the country's political cartoonists. Check back soon for details on hotel reservations and scheduled events. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at AAEC News
Dwane Powell opens a year-long career retrospective this weekend at the City of Raleigh Museum. "You Really Stuck It To Me Today" has its premiere Saturday, June 3, during the museum's annual fundraiser gala, followed by a public opening Sunday, June 4, from 1-4pm. Powell posted on Facebook, "The museum folks came up with the title for the show after I was describing some of my phone calls from Jesse Helms, where he would say, 'You really stuck it to me today. Can you send me an original?'" The exhibit includes another life-size mural of Dwane Powell caricatures and will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at AAEC News
We were saddened to learn of the recent death of long-time AAEC member Larry Wright. Larry's 45-year career included three decades at The Detroit News, and several nationally syndicated comic strips. He was also president of the AAEC in 1995-1996 and one of the longer-lasting editors of the Notebook, the association's quarterly magazine. The Detroit News has a lovely remembrance of him here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at AAEC News
A yuuuge congratulations to AAEC President Ann Telnaes for being named Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society. Widely considered the profession’s highest honor, the Reuben Award is chosen by a secret ballot of NCS members. Telnaes, who creates cartoons and animation for the Washington Post, was cited for her "unmatched coverage of the 2016 election and ensuing Trump Administration." The Award for Best Editorial Cartoonist went to Mike Luckovich, of the Atlanta Constitution-Journal. (Mike was also last year’s Reuben Award-winner.) And a shout out to AAEC members Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker for Best Newspaper Comic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at AAEC News
Jim Morin of The Miami Herald was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer for Editorial Cartooning, his second win, having previously won in 1996. Congratulations Jim! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at AAEC News
The Year in Rearview Editorial Cartoons by Nathan Archer from the Tallahassee Democrat May 1–May 19, 2017 Opening Reception Wednesday, May 3, 6–8 p.m. Oglesby Gallery 75 N Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32306 M–F: 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Sa–Su: 12 noon–10 p.m. Please join Nathan Archer on World Press Day (May 3) for the opening of his exhibition, The Year in Rearview, on display from May 1–19 at the Oglesby Gallery. Archer is excited to look back and reflect on his cartoons from his first year with the Tallahassee Democrat. Refreshments will be served. This family-friendly event is free and open... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at AAEC News
Hustler Magazine is accepting submissions for cartoons and seeking to establish working relationships with additional artists. The subject matter of a HUSTLER cartoon runs the gamut from politics and social commentary to relationships and sex. They are looking for bold, original art. Full-page cartoons are printed in color; dimensions are approximately 7.25" x 9.75". Spot cartoons may be submitted in either black-and-white or color. (Their size varies depending on the layout, but spot cartoons are smaller and generally square.) Payment upon publication for new artists is $250 for a full-page and $100 for a spot. Submissions may be emailed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at AAEC News
You may be a winner… if you enter! Click links below for more information. Want to add others to the list? Send cartoon contests list additions to: editorialcartoonists@gmail.com – Subject: Cartoon Contests Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons Herblock International Editorial Cartoon Competition Mark of Excellence Awards National Headliner Awards (email info@headlinerawards.org) Pulitzer Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award Sigma Delta Chi Award Sunshine Week The Grambs Aronson Award for Cartooning with a Conscience The Thomas Nast Award The John Locher Memorial Award Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at AAEC News
For more information on how to participate in this important initiative to promote open government and access to information go to http://asne.org/blog_home.asp?Display=2197 Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at AAEC News
The AAEC, along with more than 80 committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, condemn efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the media and undermine its ability to inform the public about official actions and policies. In a joint statement released today, the groups stress that the administration’s attacks on the press pose a threat to American democracy. Read the full statement here: http://ncac.org/blog/ncac-over-80-other-free-speech-press-groups-call-presidents-attacks-on-the-media-a-threat-to-democracy Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at AAEC News
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The 2017 Locher Award is Now Open! The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible to submit. The prestigious award includes a $1,000 cash prize and an all-expense-paid trip to the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. There is no application fee. Entries are currently being accepted and should be submitted online through this form by 11:59 p.m., April 15.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at AAEC News
To the editors: The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists stands behind the Daily Bruin for publishing the February 13th cartoon about Israeli settlements. However, we protest its subsequent decision to pull the cartoon and apologize for having run it. The imagery your cartoonist, Felipe Abejon, used was well within the traditions of editorial cartooning in the United States. American cartoonists drawing about the activities of religious groups have often depicted members of those groups betraying the tenets of their faiths. Cartoonists have drawn cartoons with Jesus dragging an electric chair up Calvary Hill to protest the death penalty. To protest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at AAEC News