Washington DC
Sept. 14th & 15th, 2012
9am - 5pm

Jack Morton Auditorium

Friday Night

Cartoon Death Match
Emceed by Todd Zuniga creator of
Literary Death Match

Mike Peters
Keith Knight
Jen Sorensen
Mark Fiore
Celebrity Judges TBD

Special Guests:

Francoise Mouly
Art Editor, The New Yorker
Steve Brodner
Tom Tomorrow

2012 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award

Presented to

Ali Ferzat ( Syria )
Aseem Trivedi ( India )

Made possible by
the generous support of:

also by:

#!&% CARTOONS!! 


#!&% Cartoons!! 2012 A Festival Celebrating the Political Cartoon

Friday, September 14th
Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome remarks from AAEC President John Cole and GWU’s Frank Sesno
9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The Great American Political Cartoon: When Cartoonists Ruled the Day!
Speakers: Sandy Northrop and Stephen Hess, authors of “American Political Cartoons, 1754-2010”
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Into the Matrix: Man vs. Machine
Steve Brodner (Brodnersbicycle.com) draws by hand, Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle draws by Cintiq.
10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m Cartooning Outside the Box: The Political Cartoon Evolves
Panelists: Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle; Steve Brodner; Mark Fiore, Daily Kos; and Ann Telnaes, The Washington Post
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Comics Journalism: Cartoonists Are on the Story
Panelists: Mat Bors, Universal Press Syndicate and Susie Cagle, Cartoon Movment
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch break
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Man vs. Machine, Round 2
Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press vs. Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch. Refereed by Joel Pett, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader, and Steve Kelley, Times-Picayune, New Orleans.
2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Campaign 2012, The View from Left Field
Panelists: Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press; Jen Sorensen, Daily Kos; and Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Blown Covers, New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See
Speaker: Francoise Mouly, Art Editor, The New Yorker, Editorial Director, TOON Books
4:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Campaign 2012, The View from Right Field
Panelists: Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch; Chip Bok, bokbluster.com; and Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune
5:05 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner Break
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cartoon Death Match: A Field of Memes
A wild must-see cartoon smackdown, complete with top-secret celebrity judges. 4 Cartoonists, 3 Judges, 2 Rounds, 1 Epic finale! Cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m.
Contestants: Mike Peters, Jen Sorensen, Keith Knight, Mark Fiore
Emcee: Todd Zuniga of Literary Death Match fame.
Celebrity judges: TBD
Saturday, September 15th
Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ink & Pixel Cartoon Slideshow
Activities will include: Wacom Station -- demonstrations and instruction on Cintiq drawing tablets and Inkling Digital Pens, a Cartoon Jam -- a live drawing cartoon mural where different cartoonists show off their graphic stylings, various tables where people can meet, greet and draw with cartoonists, as well as other activities.
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Chalk Talks - 15 minute presentations by political cartoonists
  • “Cartoonists: The Original Meme Machines” - Matt Wuerker, Politico
  • “America Needs a New Avatar” - Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • “Evolution of Style” - Jack Ohman, The Oregonian, Portland;
  • "Show Me Your Cartoon Papers" - Lalo Alcaraz, Pocho.com;
  • “Some Offense Intended” - Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times-Free Press
  • “The Five Secrets of Cartooning” - Tom Toles, The Washington Post
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chalk Talks - 15 minute presentations by political cartoonists
  • “How Cartoons Counter Delusions, Misperceptions and Big, Fat Fibs” - David Horsey, Los Angeles Times
  • “Cartooning para Todos” - Gustavo Rodriguez, El Nuevo Herald
  • “A Brief History of Mormons in Cartoons” - Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune
  • “The Future of Freelance: Brought to you by RomneyCare” - Brian McFadden, The New York Times
  • “This Is Not a Pipe” - Ben Sargent, Austin Statesman;
  • "Straight Outta Charlotte: Tales from the Democratic National Convention"- Jen Sorensen, Daily Kos
  • Joel Pett, Lexington Herald Leader;
  • "A New Yorker Cartoonist In King Obama's Court." - Christopher Weyant, The Hill;
  • "Cartoon Journalism Gets Animated" - Patrick Chappatte, International Herald Tribune;
  • "The Magic of Ridicule" - John Cole, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
  • "Art on Deadline" - Nate Beeler, Columbus Post-Dispatch
  • “The Mystery and Mastery of Caricature” - KAL, The Economist