Today, the Pulitzer Prizes were announced for 2017.  Awarded since 1917, the awards honor both journalistic and artistic achievements. Of note to fans of cartooning, an award for Editorial Cartooning has been awarded since 1924. This year’s recipient, Jim Morin, won it before, in 1996.

According to Wikipedia, Morin has been lauded numerous times:

Morin won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1996 and in 2017. He shared the Pulitzer with the Miami Herald Editorial Board in 1983 and was a Pulitzer finalist in 1977 and 1990. In 2007, he won the prestigious Herblock Prize. Upon awarding the Herblock Prize to Morin, Harry Katz, the Herb Block Foundation curator, praised Morin for his “impressive, unrelenting barrage of cartoons and caricatures displaying artistry, courage and conviction.”

Internationally he has won the Thomas Nast Prize, given every three years. Nationally, he has also been awarded the 2000 John Fischetti Award, the 1996 National Press Foundation Berryman Award, the 1992 National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award, and the Overseas Press Club Awards in 1990 and 1979.

The citation:

For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, published as a still drawing, animation or both, Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).

Jim Morin of Miami Herald

Two finalists were also named [click on the links to review their portfolios]:

Jen Sorensen, freelance cartoonist

Steve Sack of Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN


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