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Here are a couple of live discussions about cartoon controversies from this week: First up, Matt Wuerker talks with POLITICO on the history of problematic political cartoons and race — and when a cartoon crosses a line.   Then,

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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