Ignatius, Cisneros, and Cartoon Topics Are on AAEC Meeting Agenda

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By: E&P Staff

Editorial cartoonists will hear from columnist David Ignatius and discuss topics such as often-ridiculed obituary cartoons at their 2008 convention.

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) today released a tentative schedule of the meeting, which runs June 25-28 in San Antonio, Texas.

Ignatius writes about international affairs and other subjects in a column syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group (WPWG).

Sessions will cover obituary cartoons (many of which are ridiculed for their predictability and sentimentality), soldiers wounded in Iraq (San Antonio is the first stop for many of these veterans when they return to America), immigration, how contest judges perceive cartoons, Lyndon Johnson (who was a fan of cartoons), and more.

Henry Cisneros, the former San Antonio mayor and former member of President Clinton’s cabinet, is scheduled to speak at the final banquet.

Hosting the June meeting is San Antonio Express-News/King Features Syndicate cartoonist John Branch, who’s being assisted by Ben Sargent of the Austin American-Statesman and Universal Press Syndicate and AAEC President Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle and WPWG.

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