The AAEC has released a statement on plagiarism and originality in cartoning. It reads in part:
Over the years, there have been rare instances where an editorial cartoonist passes
off someone else’s work as their own. This practice diminishes the cartoonist,
their body of work and damages the profession of editorial cartooning.
Passing someone else’s work off as your own is not tolerated in written reporting, and it should not be tolerated in political cartooning. Indeed, it is not tolerated within the membership of our association. Further, reselling old cartoons with only a few labels changed is just plain bad for both the art form and for business.