Today, in addition to sharing my favorite cartoons from this past week, I talk about the big controversy that blew up yesterday regarding the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning. You can find that at the bottom of the post, following the cartoons. Thanks for checking it out.
Pulitzer Prize Controversy
Every year around this time, the Pulitzer Prizes are awarded. We had been waiting to hear who had won the prize this year for Editorial Cartooning, but this was what we learned yesterday:
Shock and anger swept through the cartooning community quickly. The three finalists (Lalo Alcaraz, Marty Two Bulls Sr., and Ken Fisher aka Ruben Bolling) were incredibly gracious, but everyone else was decrying this decision as a travesty. Here’s part of the response that Jen Sorensen, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, issued:
As you all know, I love editorial cartoons. I think they are a critical part of our free press and indicate the strength of a democracy. I don’t know why this decision was made, but I’m not happy about it.
Before I sign off, let me leave you with a cartoon from each of the winners.
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