AAEC Wrap-up


Okay, okay, I know I said I was going to blog from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention, but I truly didn’t have a moment to spare. Considering that my primary activity consisted of stuffing my face with food and drink, I’m not entirely sure you needed a play-by-play anyway. Here, then, is an executive summary of Important Convention News, from a me-centric perspective.

I was nominated for the Board of Directors. I guess this marks the start of my political career. Today the AAEC, tomorrow the halls of Congress! Or at least Assistant to Tri-Cities Deputy Comptroller.

I was interviewed by KBOO. This is Portland’s community radio station. Matt Wuerker and I were interviewed for a show about cartoonists, to be aired sometime later this summer.

Jen at KBOO Portland

Me in front of the funkily-painted KBOO studios.

I drank wonderful beer. At Bailey’s Taphouse, I had something called a Block 15 Super Nebula Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout. This big, bold beauty is aged in oak barrels, boasts 11% alcohol, and will generally blow your socks off. That’s Ted Rall’s arm behind the glasses.

Goblets of ungodly goodness

A special shout-out to Kevin Moore and his wife Jenn for hosting Mr. Slowpoke and me.



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  • http://outsidetheinterzone.blogspot.com/ Lockwood

    Woot! Block 15 is here in my hometown, and a number of my friends work there. I keep hearing that they have good beer, but I always assumed they were biased. Guess it’s time to eat crow…

    http://block15.com/brewers-brain/300-batches

  • http://nomind@fightingwordscomics.com Abell Smith

    I should’ve stuck around for the Super-Stout

  • http://www.homepage.montana.edu/~iedbf/index.html Bill Freese

    Still no woman president, yet. The beer and the radio station both look mighty good. Thanks for the report.

  • http://www.slowpokecomics.com Jen Sorensen

    Lockwood: I must say, it was a big hit among us cartoonists. Wish we could get it up here in Seattle!

  • http://stephaniemcmillan.org Stephanie McMillan

    Hi Jen, I can’t find the interview on kboo — can you provide a direct link? If so, I’ll post it on AAEC website.

  • http://www.slowpokecomics.com Jen Sorensen

    It wasn’t a live interview — it was recorded for the future. I’ll be sure to blog about it when it does air, probably later this summer. Thanks!

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. The recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, she tweets at @JenSorensen.

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