Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Matt Bors wins 2013 John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Award

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist

Matt Bors has been named this year’s John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon competition winner given by the Columbia College in Chicago.

From the announcement:

Bors’ winning image portrays two men sitting outside a trailer listening to a radio account reporting that for the first time in the United States, children of color will be the majority. “Second,” says the Native American man.

“I often work in multiple panels, but sometimes all you need is one,” said Bors who recalled seeing and hearing panicked reports on the birth of non-white babies outpacing white ones. “No one in the media noted the fact that white people have only been a majority in North America for a relatively short time. Within a day it had become one of the most popular cartoons I’d ever done.”

Matt draws for, NSFWcorp Magazine and is syndicated through Universal Uclick.

Each year, the competition honors a single image, published in the the previous calendar year, that meets the highest standards of editorial cartooning and captures the zeitgeist of a particular period of American history.

The judges awarded honorable mentions to Steve Breen of the San Diego Union Tribune and Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle, both former Fischetti winners and winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

Bors was a 2012 Pulitzer finalist and Herblock Prize Winner.

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