Monday, April 16, 2012

Matt Wuerker of Politico wins the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning

The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning and the sum of $10,000 was awarded to Matt Wuerker of Politico for his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfed Washington.

You can view his complete Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoon portfolio here.

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Matt Bors, syndicated by Universal Uclick, for his pungent work outside the traditional style of American cartooning; and Jack Ohman, of the Portland Oregonian for his clever daily cartoons and a distinctive Sunday panel on local issues in which his reporting was as important as his artistic execution.

Matt Wuerker is the staff cartoonist for The Politico based in Washington DC. His Op Ed illustrations are syndicated by the Tribune Syndicate and also by He is also a proud member of Sarah Thaves' Cartoonist Group.

His work has been published widely in publications that range from monthlies such as Funny Times, The Nation, The American Prospect, and Z Magazine to daily newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor-- to name a few. He's also Staff Artiste" for Jim Hightower's "Lowdown".

Two collections of his cartoons have been published. "Standing Tall in Deep Doo Doo, A Cartoon Chronicle of the Bush Quayle Years" (Thunder's Mouth Press, 1991) and "Meanwhile in Other News... A Graphic Look at Politics in the Empire of Money, Sex and Scandal" (Common Courage Press 1998). He also co-authored "The Madness of King George" (Common Courage Press, 2003).

Other Major Awards

Herblock Prize, 2010
National Press Foundation - Berryman Award, 2010

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