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Congratulations to cartoonist Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, the 2020 winner of the Award-formerly-known-as-the-Thomas-Nast from the Overseas Press Club of America. This is Kal’s fifth time to win the OPCA prize. Michael Ramirez was cited as the runner-up. America’s oldest association dedicated

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It is said the best sci-fi is really about today. If so, cartoonist Tom Tomorrow (aka Dan Perkins) has been using science fiction to write about the present for a long, long time. The Nation has an interview with the alt-weekly

About the AAEC

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AAEC - The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists

For over 60 years, the AAEC — the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists — has been the professional association concerned with promoting the interests of staff, freelance and student editorial cartoonists in North America. This includes political illustrators and the growing field of comics journalists.

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Ink Bottle Awards

The Ink Bottle Award is presented annually by the AAEC "in recognition of dedicated service to the Association and distinguished efforts to promote the art of editorial cartooning."

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AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award

The AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award is given each year to a promising cartoonist under the age of 25 who produces editorial cartoons, web comics with a political bent, or comics journalism.

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AAEC/Rex Babin Memorial Award

The AAEC/Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning is given each year to an editorial cartoonist who focuses on state and local issues, and whose work has had an effect on their community.


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