Rall to Preside over AAEC
Congratulations to Ted Rall on his election as incoming President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists! Rall, shown here officiating at the recent wedding of fellow cartoonists Mikhaela Reid and Makesha Wood, states on his blog that "Never, in the history of the form, has the quality of political cartoons has been as high as it is today. Never have they been more widely read, or appreciated, by the public. Yet newspapers are firing their cartoonists and slashing their budgets to buy syndicated cartoons. There have never been so few cartoonists. There have never been so few editorial cartoons in print," and that his biggest challenge will be "trying to find a free market solution" to this disparity.
Rall has been a nationally syndicated cartoonist since 1991, and a vocal and sometimes controversial presence on the cartoonist scene. He’s authored a number of prose and graphic novels, and has compiled three volumes so far of his Attitude series, a comprehensive listing of "subversive" political, alternative and online cartoonists.