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Encyclopedia > Editorial cartoonist

An editorial cartoonist, also known as a political cartoonist, is an artist who draws cartoons that contain some level of political or social commentary. A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ...

The most common outlet for political cartoonists is the editorial page of the newspaper, although there have also been a few political cartoonists who have established a presence alongside "mainstream" comic strips. Doonesbury is the best example of this style of editorial cartoon. The editorial page is the page reserved in a newspaper or magazine for the publications editorial. ... Doonesbury was featured on the cover of the Feb. ... William Lyon Mackenzie King is freed from his Conscription promise by Johnny Canuck. ...

There is a Pulitzer Prize awarded every year for America's top editorial cartoonist — see Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Other major awards given each year to editorial cartoonists include the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Thomas Nast Award from the Overseas Press Club, and the Herblock Prize. The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning has been awarded since 1922 for a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons published during the year, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing, and pictorial effect. ... The Sigma Delta Chi Awards are presented annually by the Society of Professional Journalists for excellence in journalism. ... SPJ logo, taken from a cropped photo of a sign at the Region 10 SPJ Conference, March 2006 The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the United States, debuting in 1909. ... -1...



The largest organization of political cartoonists is the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) which has over 300 members. The National Cartoonists Society also welcomes editorial cartoonists. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) is a professional association concerned with promoting the interests of staff, freelance and student editorial cartoonists in the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... The National Cartoonists Society is an organization of professional cartoonists created in 1946. ...


There are several books that have collected together the majority of cartoonists being published at the time. Attack of the Political Cartoonists, written by J.P. Trostle, was published in 2004 and includes profiles of 150 mainstream American and Canadian cartoonists. Attack was an effort to update the 1962 tome Today's Cartoon, by New Orleans States-Item cartoonist John Chase, which included most of the editorial cartoonists working in the U.S. at the height of the Cold War. And the 3-volume Attitude series includes the majority of political cartoonists appearing in alternative newspapers and online — see Attitude: The New Subversive Political Cartoonists. J.P. Trostle is a graphic designer and cartoonist, whose work often appears under the pen name of Jape. ...

There are also a number of annual collections published each year, including Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year from Pelican Publishing, Best Political Cartoons of the Year from Daryl Cagle, and Portfoolio, which showcases the best Canadian cartoons of the year. Daryl Cagle is the daily editorial cartoonist for the MSNBC.com and is the worlds most widely syndicated and reprinted newspaper cartoonist with close to 900 subscribing newspapers. ... Portfoolio is an annual book released by Canadian editorial cartoonist Guy Badeux. ...

Famous editorial cartoonists


Pat Oliphant (born 1935) is the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the world, acknowledged by the New York Times as the most influential cartoonist now working. ...


Terry Mosher is an editorial cartoonist for the Montreal Gazette. ... Michael deAdder is the editorial cartoonist for the Halifax Daily News. ... Graeme MacKay is The Hamilton Spectator resident editorial cartoonist. ... Leonard Matheson Norris, better known as Len Norris (1913 in London, England-1997 in Langley, Canada), was a longtime editorial cartoonist for the Canadian newspaper Vancouver Sun from 1950 to 1988. ... Adrian Raeside is an editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times Colonist. ... // About André Pijet André Pijet André Pijet is an international editorial cartoonist. ...


Kari Suomalainen (October 15, 1920 - August 10, 1999) was Finlands most famous political cartoonist. ...


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Ranan Lurie (born 1932) is an Israeli and American editorial cartoonist and journalist, a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the editor of Cartoon News magazine. ...


  • Paco Calderón

Self-portrait by Paco Calderón Francisco Paco Calderón (born 1959 in Mexico City) is a Mexican political cartoonist. ...


  • Victor "Vic" Ramos

South Africa

Zapiro is the nom de plume of South African political cartoonist Jonathon Shapiro, whose work appears in numerous South African publications. ...

United Kingdom

Daily If. ... Carl Ronald Giles (September 29, 1916 - August 28, 1995), often referred to simply as Giles, was a cartoonist most famous for his work for the UK newspaper the Daily Express. ... Gerald Scarfe (born 1936) is a British cartoonist and illustrator whose work is characterised by an apparent obsession with the grotesque and diseased, perhaps a result of an asthmatic, bed-ridden childhood. ... Chris Riddell is an illustrator of childrens novels. ...

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