The AAEC expresses condolences to the family of former Arkansas Democrat cartoonist Jon Kennedy, a charter member of the AAEC at its founding in 1957. Jon passed away at 96 on Oct. 10, during the 57th AAEC convention in San Francisco. Jon Kennedy was a hugely talented and thoughtful cartoonist who mentored many young cartoonists, notably Dwane Powell and countless others. His strong and capable artwork was beautiful and compelling. The AAEC would not have been possible without Jon's efforts.