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Amateur and Professional Cartooning Association 
Trade group for professional and aspiring artists.
http://PERower.tripod.com/
Anonima Fumetti - Italian Cartoonists Society 
Italian Cartoonists Society's and the Italian Comic Art Centre. In Italian and English.
http://www.fumetti.org/
Association of American Editorial Cartoonists 
Official trade organisations for professional cartoonists and students. Information on the AAEC's actions, artists' portfolio's, publications and awards.
http://pc99.detnews.com/aaec/
Australian Black and White Artists Club 
Trade organisation for cartoonists in Australia. With club member information, open discussions, legal information and competitions and awards.
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~abwac/abwac.html
Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation 
Contains information about the Swann Fellowship in Caricature and Cartooning as well as links to the Swann Gallery and Library of Congress exhibitions, collections, and resources.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/swannhome.html
Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco 
A guide to this museum, contains information on exhibits. Also has an online store.
http://www.cartoonart.org
CartooNet 
The Global Agency for Cartoonists, Illustrators and Animators. Cartoon and Comics Paradise: on-line comic shop, agency for artists, gallery, news, networking and links a plenty
http://www.illustration-agency.com/
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 
Exists to fight censorship and defend the first amendment rights of comic book professionals throughout the United States.
http://www.cbldf.org/
ComicArts Foundation 
Trade organization aiming at helping support, promote, and strengthen the comic book industry, its products, and professionals.
http://www.5thangel.com/cafi/home.html
Comix Decode 
Features interviews in which cartoonists present and discuss their work. Includes transcripts of past panels and information on upcoming events.
http://www.comixdecode.org/
Disabled Comic Collector's Club 
Organisation for disabled comics collectors. With comics reviews and product reviews. Membership is free.
http://www.airnet.net/kenj/dclub.html
Failure 
A loose confederation of cartoonists who have one thing in common: an independent spirit. Contains message board and comics-related links.
http://www.failurecomics.com/homepage.html
Friends of Lulu 
National organization whose main purpose is to promote and encourage female readership and participation in the comic book industry.
http://www.friends-lulu.org/
Friends of Lulu - New York 
The longest-running and most active chapter of Friends of Lulu, promoting comic books by and for women and girls in the New York area.
http://friends-lulu-nyc.org
Funtime Comics 
A group of artists and enthusiasts from Christchurch, New Zealand who produce a regular comic anthology and work towards the promotion and discussion of the comics medium.
http://funtime.comics.org.nz
Gothik APA 
An Amateur Press Association that promotes and discusses comic books, focusing on alternative and Vertigo comics. Members must contribute.
http://members.tripod.com/~gothikapa
Harvey Awards 
Honoring excellence in the Comics Industry since 1988. The only comics awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comics professionals.
http://www.harveyawards.org
International Museum of Cartoon Art 
Presents a gallery of artists and their work, advice for aspiring artists and a peek into the Museum store.
http://www.cartoon.org/
Iranian Cartoonists on the Web 
Biographies and sample cartoons for several Iranian cartoonists.
http://www.irancartoon.com/INDEX.htm
London Cartoon Gallery 
Devoted to contemporary British cartoons, newspaper strips, cartoonist biographies and related merchandise.
http://www.cartoongallery.co.uk/
National Cartooning Competition 
Information on the competition for primary and secondary schools in Australia, teaching cartooning and creativity. By the Australian Black and White Artists' Club and L. J. Hooker Ltd.
http://www.stoplaughing.com.au/
National Cartoonists Society 
Information on recent legal issues, the Rueben award, how to become a cartoonist. Also, biographical notes on famed cartoonists.
http://www.reuben.org/
New York City Comic Book Museum 
Preserving the historical and artistic legacy of comic book culture.
http://www.NYCcomicbookmuseum.org
Organized Readers of Comics Associated 
Promotes reading of comic books. Offers free distribution of comic books to promote literacy and the business of comics.
http://www.orcafresh.net
SmallPressComics.com 
Devoted to the creation, promotion, and distribution of small press comics. Features message boards, a weekly chat, and a database of small press creators.
http://SmallPressComics.com
The Cartoonists' Guild UK 
Online member directory, organised alphabetically and according to their works.
http://www.pipemedia.net/cartoons/index.htm
The Comic Art Preservation Society (CAPS) 
Dedicated to the preservation, study, and interpretation of fine comic, cartoon, and animation art with particular attention paid to artists of Western New York. Features a gallery of comic art, news, and links.
http://members.aol.com/wnycaps/caps.html
The National Association of Comics Art Educators 
An organization which supports educators and academic institutions seeking resources for teaching comics art in the classroom.
http://www.teachingcomics.org
The Toonie Awards 
Yearly award given out by the members of Cartoonists Northwest to the best comic creators, cartoonists, animators and gag writers of the year.
http://www.speakeasy.org/~cnw/toonies.html
Xeric Foundation 
A private, nonprofit corporation established by Peter A. Laird offering financial assistance to self-published comic book creators, and qualified charitable and nonprofit organizations.
http://www.artcomic.com/xeric.html