Friday, April 12, 2024

Steve Brodner Wins Herblock Prize

From The Herblock Foundation.

Steve Brodner, Under Trump’s Comb-Over (2015).

Steve Brodner has been named the winner of the 2024 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. 

He has been a leading satiric artist for the last 40 years. His goal during this time was to find an outlet for various forms of political and social commentary in the world of independent, freelance art. 

His work has appeared in most major publications in the US. 

He has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s, The Atlantic, GQ, etc. 

His work currently appears regularly in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Nation

It also appears daily at and weekly in

Brodner has covered over 50 stories as a journalist, including 16 national political conventions, the US farm crisis, a profile of life along the Mexican border, guns in Philadelphia, and climbing Mt. Fuji. 

The Naked Campaign, his 32 short films for, documented the 2008 presidential year. 

In 2008 he was the subject of a major career retrospective, Raw Nerve, the first for a living artist, at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Over 30 years he has won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators, Art Directors Club, the Society of Publication Designers, the Society of Newspaper Designers, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. 

In 2000 he won the Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism and has been the recipient of two Reuben Awards from The National Cartoonists Society. 

He received a Gold medal for Editorial work by the Society of Illustrators and was the finalist of the 2018 Herblock Prize.

His career retrospective: Freedom Fries (2004) and the story of the Covid years in the US: Living and Dying in America (2022) were both published by Fantagraphics Books. 

Brodner has kept a regular schedule of lecturing and is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York


Jeet Heer in The Nation.

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