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Pulitzer Prize Winner: Editorial Cartooning
Cartoonist and illustrator Matt Wuerker, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning and 2010 Herblock Prize, offers a rich visual style and keen eye on the political circus, served up with cartoons that are both funny and artful.
At 19, Jack Ohman was the youngest syndicated editorial cartoonist in the United States, ever. Now he is one of America’s syndicated middle-aged editorial cartoonists. His work appears in over 300 newspapers.
Award-winning editorial cartoons that blend humor and artistry to deliver serious social commentary.
Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle is an avowed independent who covers politics and contemporary cultural issues in a way that connects with readers. His loose, idiosyncratic style carries with it an unconventional message that has broad appeal. "I approach my work with a healthy skepticism for the ideological extremists littering our political landscape," explains Anderson.
From his studio in southeastern New England, Brian McFadden skewers the news and pop culture every week with his irreverent cartoons.
Known for his wry sense of humor and thought provoking commentary, nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Walt Handelsman attacks the pressing issues of the times. His entertaining and insightful cartoons cover topics ranging from national and local politics to social concerns.
Signe Wilkinson's honors include the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning (the first woman to win this award), the 1997, 2001 and 2007 Overseas Press Club Award, the 2002 RFK Award and she has the distinction of having been named "the Pennsylvania state vegetable substitute" by the former speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Her cartoons are syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group.
Clever and unpredictable, two-time Pulitzer finalist Robert Ariail skewers politicians on both sides of the ideological fence with award-winning cartoons drawn for the Spartanburg, S.C., Herald-Journal.
Clay Jones, who was formerly represented by Creators Syndicate, is now self-syndicating his cartoons nationally. He was previously on staff with the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., and the Star-Advertiser in Honolulu. Clay is an independent who points out the absurdity in the absurd in political and social issues. He believes humor is as much a tool as pen and ink to get his point across. He's been making readers laugh and become infuriated since 1990.
If an image is worth a thousand words, no one says it more eloquently than Kerry Waghorn. Drawn (no pun intended) from the headlines, Waghorn creates illustrations from national news, international news and the entertainment/sports world.
Faces of the News by Kerry Waghorn