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Tonight: The 2020/2021 Herblock Prize Virtual Event

2021 Herblock Prize winner Rob Rogers and 2020 Herblock Prize winner Michael de Adder are part of a live streaming event hosted by The Herblock Foundation in honor of the worthy editorial cartoonists whose work embodies Herb Block’s philosophy and approach. The 7:00 to 8:30 times are Eastern.   © Michael de Adder The judges […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Paper Cuts Cartoonist After Instagram Editoon

Dateline Australia. Daily Mail: Controversial cartoonist Michael Leunig has been axed from his prime spot in The Age newspaper after a cartoon comparing resistance against mandatory Covid vaccines to the fight for democracy in Tiananmen Square was censored. ‘Apparently, I’m out of touch with the readership,’ Leunig told The Australian’s Media Diary of his sacking from providing […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: 0 Comments

Pedro X. Molina Awarded Gabo for Excellence

Pedro X. Molina, cartoonist and illustrator of CONFIDENCIAL, has been awarded the Recognition of Excellence Gabo Award 2021, by the Governing Council of the Gabo Foundation, becoming the first cartoonist to receive such award, naming him “one of the most persistent and incisive commentators of contemporary processes of corruption, advancement of authoritarianism, regression of civil […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Nick Anderson Editoon Becomes GOP Talking Point

The official Twitter account of Connecticut Senate Democrats raised eyebrows after sharing a cartoon Thursday comparing parents angry with their school boards to horror movie villains. © Nick Anderson Liberal cartoonist Nick Anderson, whose recent cartoons include depicting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., being sold at auction, produced the work. A Nick Anderson cartoon showing the […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

An Appreciation of Political Cartooning

“The best art is not passive.” Even beyond their value on the planes of humor and inclusivity, it is important to remember that political cartoons are, at their core, an incredible form of art. They task the artist with a manifold mission, challenging them to at once make biting political critique, formulate this critique so […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Video Stars of the NCS and AAEC Conventions

The National Cartoonists Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists have put videos of their virtual conventions online for easy viewing. AAEC’s Zoom Fest ’21 panels can be accessed here.   If you missed any part of the NCSFest2021 the NCS has broken the festival into bite-sized chunks.(The missing Mike Mignola interview points to […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Would Herblock Get a Staff Cartoonist Job Today?

        Herbert Block, born 112 years ago yesterday, had a long and successful career drawing a salary from newspapers and syndicates. Thousands of other editorial cartoonist did the same during the 20th century. These days maybe two dozen political cartoonists hold a staff position with the attendant security of salary and benefits. […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

2021 NCSFest and Reuben Award Trailers

The countdown begins with our 75th-anniversary celebrations for the Reuben Awards. This year we honor Mort Gerberg with the Gold Key Award, inducting him into the NCS Hall of Fame. We also have special messages from our 2020/21 Gold T-Square and Milt Caniff Award-winners, Garry Trudeau and Hy Eisman, along with our slate of talented […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 NCSFest and Reuben Award Trailers

Lowcountry by Robert Ariail, Not-New Local Comic

We are embarrassed that, until the recent news that Robert Ariail was a Rex Babin Award finalist, we were unaware that Robert was creating a weekly comic strip. And it is not some new comic strip; no, it started a year ago! Lowcountry by Robert Arial debuted thirteen months ago in The Charleston City Paper. […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Matt Davies Wins 2021 Rex Babin Award

                Newsday’s Matt Davies is the 2021 recipient of the “Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning.” The panel of judges also named Robert Ariail, David Horsey, and Marc Murphy as finalists. The award was announced online on Friday, Oct. 8, during Zoomfest ‘21, the virtual convention of the Association of American […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Davies Wins 2021 Rex Babin Award

Conventions: The Convenient and the Conventional

Today is the day! Join the cartoonists of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists starting at 1:30pm ET for a free day-long series of conversations on the Pulitzer Prize, staying creative during a pandemic, handling legal challenges to parody, and a look at Season 2 of Keith Knight’s Woke. Register here, now! https://editorialcartoonists.com/aaec-zoomfest21/     […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on Conventions: The Convenient and the Conventional

Stamp Cartoonists Talk

The Canada Post conversation with the editorial cartoonists honored this week is available. Serge Chapleau, Brian Gable, Bruce MacKinnon, Terry Mosher (Aislin) and Ian Macpherson (representing his father Duncan Macpherson) joined together for an entertaining discussion about their work, the industry and much more. Watch it here.  

Posted on: Oct 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, International, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Stamp Cartoonists Talk

Bruce MacKinnon – Stamped and Profiled

Canada Post’s week of honoring editorial cartoonists continues with Bruce MacKinnon. MacKinnon’s first cartoon was published by the local weekly, The Casket, in his hometown of Antigonish, N.S., when he was 14. He studied fine arts at Mount Allison University and graphic design at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design – paying his […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Bruce MacKinnon – Stamped and Profiled

Eulogy For a Dying Art?

Is this the end of editorial cartooning? For Chris Lamb of The Chicago Tribune it is not so much a question as an inevitability. Though as Dave Whamond‘s cartoon shows it’s been said before and still the editoonists survive. © Dave Whamond What better time than during the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists‘ convention to […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment