Editorial Cartoonists Make Some Changes in Their Convention Lineup

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By: E&P Staff

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) has made some additions to its upcoming June 25-28 convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Henry Cisneros, the former San Antonio mayor and Clinton administration official, has a conflict that will cause him to speak the morning of June 27 rather than at the closing banquet the next night. Replacing him in the June 28 keynote slot is historian/author Douglas Brinkley.

The award-winning Brinkley — a professor of history at Rice University in Houston — is the author of bestsellers such as “The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.” He has written books about Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Dean Acheson, Rosa Parks, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter; and edited the diaries of Jack Kerouac and Ronald Reagan, as well as the letters of Hunter S. Thompson. Brinkley is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and historian for CBS News.

During the morning of June 28, the AAEC will hold a workshop focusing on the use of Corel Painter software. Corel expert Wes Pack will “show off highlights of the program and share tips and techniques,” said AAEC President Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle and Washington Post Writers Group.

The convention’s opening reception the evening of June 25 will feature a performance by Grammy Award winner and San Antonio native Flaco Jimenez. The accordionist has played with the Texas Tornados, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and many others.

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