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AAEC convention story round-up

The AAEC convention concluded this weekend and a few stories are still trickling in.

From the prolific Editor and Publisher editor Dave Astor we have several stories:
Editorial Cartoonists Group Seeks Funds Beyond Herb Block Grant:

DENVER The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has used a lot of the $150,000 Herb Block Foundation grant it received in 2004 to improve its EditorialCartoonists.com site. But what happens when that money runs out?

Cartoonists Should Embrace Web, Conference Hears:

DENVER Political cartoonists, who work in a profession with a shrinking number of staff jobs, should welcome the rise of the Internet.

That’s according to Denver Rocky Mountain News Editor John Temple, who told Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) conventiongoers Friday: “If I was in this group, I’d be optimistic [about online opportunities]. People in this room are creative, and I think the new media era is going to reward that.”

Prize-Winning Cartoonists Explain How They Do It:

DENVER Some of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ most innovative members demonstrated how they create their work at a Friday AAEC convention session here.

They included Nick Anderson, Clay Bennett, Matt Davies, and Steve Sack. The first three are Pulitzer Prize winners from 2005, 2002, and 2004, respectively, while Sack has been a Pulitzer finalist.

Cartoonists’ Award Sparks Protest:

The Cartoonists Rights Network (CRN) has given its Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award to the 11 Danish artists who drew the Prophet Muhammad.

Cartoonists from Cuba and Algeria at U.S. Confab:

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) has two interesting guests at its convention here — a cartoonist from Algeria and another who recently defected from Cuba.

Cartoonists from Cuba and Algeria at U.S. Confab:

National Public Radio host Scott Simon discussed Judith Miller, Ann Coulter, Stephen Colbert, and the Danish cartoon controversy during keynote remarks at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) convention here Saturday night.

And from the Denver Post comes this report:

‘toon town

Just what state are editorial cartoonists in?
Editorial cartoonists see the world through a much different lens than the rest of us (read: bent). They proved it again this week, when a whole gang of ’em descended on Denver and sketched their black-and-white impressions of life in Colorful Colorado.

This last one has several cartoons from AAEC convention goers about being in Denver.

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