OCTOBER 9, 2014 - MARCH 9, 2015
The Cartoon Art Museum and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists present Slinging Satire, a showcase of recent comics by today’s top political cartoonists, on display from October 9, 2014 through March 9, 2015. Featured artists include Pulitzer Prize winners Mark Fiore, David Horsey, and Kevin Siers; Herblock Award winners Mat Bors, Jen Sorensen, Tom Tomorrow and Matt Wuerker; and a host of cartoonists from the publishing industry’s most prominent newspapers, websites, and magazines.
The cartoonists included in this exhibition span the political spectrum from bleeding-heart liberals to staunch conservatives. Some draw cartoons using traditional tools, like pen and ink, to be featured in their daily newspaper. Some create works with cutting edge digital tools, solely for online venues, while others forego static images altogether, creating original animated cartoons to express their political opinions. From veteran creators to today’s cutting edge innovators, we invite you to explore the power and fun of visual satire.
About the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) is a professional association concerned with promoting the interests of staff, freelance and student editorial cartoonists in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With nearly 300 members, it is the world’s largest organization of political cartoonists.
Formed in 1957 by a small group of newspaper cartoonists led by John Stampone of the Army Times, the AAEC was created to promote and stimulate public interest in the editorial page cartoon and to create closer contact among political cartoonists. Each year, the annual AAEC convention is held in a different North American city, allowing cartoonists and other association members—including publishers, writers, historians and collectors—the chance to meet face-to-face, talk shop and generally kvetch.
The AAEC follows the publishing industry and member artists through weekly news updates at its website editorialcartoonists.com, and in its quarterly magazine The Notebook. The AAEC site also offers dozens of new editorial cartoons each day, and a recent archive of nearly 40,000 cartoons.