This is AAEC's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following AAEC's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
AAEC
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Interests: cartoons, politics, humor, newspapears
Recent Activity
The LA Sentinel talks to editorial cartoonist and AAEC member David G. Brown on his recent book on Barack Obama — and other projects. https://lasentinel.net/catching-up-with-artist-david-g-brown.html Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AAEC News
Image
Cartoonist Ann Telnaes brings her Trump children's book tour to the California — starting tonight at the Diesel Bookstore in Santa Monica. The Washington Post cartoonist and animator will be doing a number of stops on the West Coast in support of her Fantagraphics publication TRUMP ABC. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at AAEC News
A New Mexico newspaper has apologized for running a Sean Delonas editorial cartoon after local protests & statewide complaints. Delonas, a former staff cartoonist for the New York Post, is no stranger to controversy. Here are the details: Here are the deets: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/02/09/albuquerque-journal-apologizes-for-cartoon-depicting-dreamers-mugging-white-couple/?utm_term=.18aa13058437 http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/new_sean_obama_as_murdered_chimp_delonas_cartoon_aggravates_new_mexicans/ Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at AAEC News
Image
Like political cartoons? Love the work of Etta Hulme? In Texas? Friends of the UTA Libraries will discuss the late cartoonist's groundbreaking work this Friday, February 9 at 7:30pm. Click here for details. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at AAEC News
Over the weekend, Sarah Alex announced that The Herb Block Foundation is extending the deadline to enter this year's Herblock Prize — you now have until February 15. (And don't fret if the date on the website hasn't been updated yet.) If you missed submitting your entry in last week's scrum of award deadlines, click here now: https://www.herbblockfoundation.org/herblock-prize/entry-form Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at AAEC News
We got two, count 'em, two announcements to kick off February: #1 The 2018 Locher Award is now open for submissions, with an extended deadline this year of JUNE 15. The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, who draw on political and social topics. Complete details here: http://locheraward.org/ (Also, a request from Locher administrator Dan Nott: If you are teaching a class, or know anyone in the art or journalism department at a university, college or school near you, please get in touch with Dan at dancooper.nott@gmail.com. He has been building a database of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at AAEC News
The Washington Post has a wonderful profile of editorial cartoonist Cullum Rogers. Cullum is a unique personality, with a witty insight to life in North Carolina, and his voice will be missed by readers of Indy Week. More disappointing, however, is that the alt-weekly isn't bothering to replace the long-time cartoonist with another insightful voice — a trend, reporter Michael Cavna points out — is epidemic in the industry. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2018/01/31/hes-drawn-1000-political-cartoons-over-21-years-but-now-hes-part-of-a-vanishing-breed/?utm_term=.2096da9b9cb4 Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at AAEC News
Image
While cutting off essential body parts is an effective weight-loss strategy, it tends to have bad long-term health consequences. So it is that yet another cartoonist is let go and the position eliminated, all in the name of cost-cutting. North Carolina-based Indy Week is dropping its long-time political cartoonist Cullum Rogers without plans for a replacement. Rogers, who has drawn for the alt-weekly newspaper for 21 years under the name VC Rogers, was just last year named best cartoonist by the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. In addition, Indy Week has a long history of publishing and supporting editorial cartoons, most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at AAEC News
Plus, guest judge Jake Tapper breaks a tie in the election for AAEC Board of Directors with a coin flip. There's a big announcement out today from the President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Pat Bagley (who, unlike some people, won the popular vote in a landslide without the help of the Russians). During the recent election for the officers of the AAEC, there was a tie for one of the seats on the Board of Directors. After consulting the Association's by-laws, and our resident Parliamentarian (yes, we actually have one), President Bagley decided to break the tie... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at AAEC News
Back in 1954, an article in the Saturday Review titled “The Rise and Fall of the Political Cartoon” wondered if editorial cartooning was dead. The author of the piece complained that cartoons weren’t as good as they used to be, and that they — and newspapers— were losing ground and influence to competition from “radio, television and news magazines.” The article so enraged cartoonist John Stampone that he decided to fight back: so he formed the “Association of American Editorial Cartoonists” in the hope it would “help restore some of the prestige to the profession.” Organizing his fellow cartoonists took... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at AAEC News
Image
Two long-time editorial cartoonists marked recent milestones. Dave Granlund celebrated 50 years behind the drawing desk. Meanwhile, AAEC member Chan Lowe simply celebrated still having a job. After getting laid off from his long-time Florida newspaper a few years ago, Lowe found himself back in his old stomping ground in New England. Lowe talks to Boston's WGBH about coming full circle in his career : https://news.wgbh.org/2018/01/18/local-news/pen-and-paper-photoshop-chan-lowes-editorial-cartoons-survive-digital-age Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at AAEC News
Awards season is underway — here are all the upcoming deadlines for 2018! 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 The Art of Resistance —... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at AAEC News
After a slight delay, the AAEC Notebook is on its way — look for it in your mailbox this week! The double issue is both a year-end wrap-up of 2017 and a special 60th anniversary update of the Golden Notebook. The 60th volume of our glorified newsletter weighs in at 60 pages (appropriately enough) and includes the latest version of the association by-laws for your parliamentary pleasure. The package also includes a bill for your 2018 dues. Due to the lateness of this mailing (which was supposed to go out in December —sorry about that), we have extended the deadline... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at AAEC News
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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