Thursday, January 2, 2020

Jim Morin Retires

After a 43 year career of drawing editorial cartoons, editorial cartoonist Jim Morin has decided to call it quits and pursue his passion for oil painting.

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised outside of Boston, Jim Morin started drawing cartoons at age seven. 

He attended Syracuse University and, fueled by social and political upheavals during the early 1970’s, he began publishing political cartoons in Syracuse University's The Daily Orange

Editorial cartoonist for the Beaumont Enterprise & Journal in Texas and The Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia, he joined the staff at The Miami Herald in l978.

He has won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1996 and in 2017 and was a finalist in l977 and l990. 

He also shared the Pulitzer for editorial writing with other members of the Miami Herald editorial board in 1983. 

The 1996 Pulitzer Prize Award in Editorial Cartooning

In 2009, Morin began animating his political cartoons for the Miami Herald’s website

Morin is the author of six books including: Famous Cats, Jim Morin's Field Guide to Birds, and three collections of political cartoons: Line of Fire, Bushed!, and Ambushed: A Cartoon History of the Bush Administration with Walter C. Clemens. 

His cartoons and oil paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, and he has had a solo exhibit at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Award in Editorial Cartooning

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