Howard Tayler, creator of the webcomic Schlock Mercenary was one of the fine speakers at this year’s AAEC convention. In my introduction to Howard’s presentation I explained that this blog, when launched in 2005, was meant to be a personal exploration of where cartooning (primarily comic strips and editorial cartooning) was going with the growth […]
This year’s annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists wrapped up on Saturday night (or early Sunday morning for some of us) in Salt Lake City. Full disclosure: I am not an unbiased source when it comes to this convention. I live near Salt Lake and am friends with the convention host Pat […]
This week is the annual Association of American Editorial Cartoonists big convention. There are a few media interviews, book signings etc. in the days leading up to the convention (Thursday through Saturday). Today you can listen to Pat Bagley, Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, Jack Ohman and Matt Wuerker talk shop on a live video chat on […]
Last December the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists announced they’d hold their 2013 convention in Salt Lake City, UT. In a post yesterday, a few more details have emerged. The official dates are June 27–29 and the hotel is Little America – one of the finest hotels in SLC with a really great rate. From […]
Next years convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will be held in Salt Lake City, UT. Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley will be heading up the local logistics of the hosting. I asked him a few questions about the announcement and what we can expect. A: Correct me if I’m wrong, […]
Matt Wuerker has announced that the Association of American Editorial Cartoonist’s “#!&% Cartoons! A Festival Celebrating Political Cartoons” videos have been posted online. Looks like all of them. My afternoon and weekend is officially blown. Too many to highlight. Here’s The Portland Oregonian’s Jack Ohman on the evolution of style.
Last year Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, best known as Zunar, was awarded the CRNI’s Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning. Below is his acceptance speech.
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has posted a new video with audio from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Ding Darling talking about his approach to editorial cartooning. The video contains a collage of editorial cartoons from early US history to the present day. The AAEC’s annual convention will be held in Washington DC this year […]
Lexington Herald-Leader editorial cartoonist Joel Pett was invited by the State Department to tour China and give lectures and presentations on editorial cartooning in America. He’s written four briefs of his activities and impressions while traveling there. This one from his last one dated June 14: The Shanghai schedule has been packed with EXTREMELY IMPORTANT […]
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is saluting two of its long-time Secretary/Treasurer Cullum Rogers and Minister of Information JP Trostle in their latest quarterly Notebook. Cullum has been the organizations treasurer for the last 12 years – an AAEC record. Up coming treasurer R.C. Harvey writes about Cullum’s tenure and influence. JP has been […]
During the American Editorial Cartoonists Association convention, I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down and talk with Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist and Dick Tracy cartoonist Dick Locher. He had mentioned in an earlier panel a couple of upcoming milestones in his career: drawing 10,000 cartoons, 40 years with the Chicago Tribune (stared in 1972) […]
Last weekend was my fourth AAEC (Association of American Editorial Cartoonists) convention. The previous three were back in mid to late ’90s. Back then job openings were few, but at least there was buzz about which slot might come available. Speakers were top tier politicians or wonks. The Las Vegas convention banquet dinner was keynoted […]
Saturday was last day of the AAEC convention’s panels and discussion. It kick started with Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer speaking about livable communities – a topic he has been passionate about in his professional career as a legislator, county commissioner, city councilman, and public works commissioner. Next up, Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist and Dick Tracy […]
I got back home yesterday from this year’s AAEC convention in Portland, but haven’t had time to sit down and write out a wrap-up. I’ll be updating the blog a bit later today with a review of events, discussions from the AAEC convention. I’ll also be posting (probably tomorrow) a great interview with Dick Locher. […]
Friday’s Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention started off with an panel of cartoonists from the Middle East who shared with the group some of the challenges and success in being a cartoonist in the Middle East. Jeff Danziger and Jack Ohman Jeff Danziger was the next presenter who was interviewed by Jack Ohman on […]