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Artist Biographies

Don Addis (1935-2009)

Addis is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he edited the Orange Peel and the Alligator. He is best known for his editorial cartoons, but he also ventured into syndicated cartoon strip production with The Great John L, Briny Deep, Bent Offerings, and Babyman. Addis worked for the St. Petersburg Times from 1964 to 2004.

Charles Lewis Bartholomew ("Bart") (1869-1949)

Bart was the editorial cartoonist for the Minneapolis Journal from 1899 to 1915. Most of his drawings are housed in the Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Clifford Berryman (1869-1949)

Clifford Berryman is best known for drawing the prototype of the teddy bear in 1902. Berryman was the Washington Post cartoonist from 1891 to 1907. He joined the Washington Star in 1907 and continued cartooning until his death in 1949. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1944. Berryman’s son, James, also became an editorial cartoonist and worked with his father at the Star beginning in 1935.

Paul Conrad (1924-2010)

Paul Conrad drew cartoons for the Daily Iowan at the University of Iowa. After graduation, he drew for the Denver Post from 1950 to 1964, where he won his first Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. In 1964, he went to the Los Angeles Times, where he won two more Pulitzers in 1971 and 1984.

Ray O. Evans, Jr. (dates unknown)

Very little is known about Ray O. Evans Jr. He worked with his father, Ray O. Evans, at the Columbus Evening Dispatch until his father died in 1954.

Sid Greene (1906-1972)

Not to be confused with the Sid Greene who drew for Marvel comics, the editorial cartoonist Sid Greene drew for the New York Evening Telegram and The Evening Post in the 1920s.

Ed Hall (1962- )

Ed Hall received his master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Florida in 1986 where he drew cartoons for the Florida Independent Alligator. He moved to the Jacksonville area and drew for the Baker County Press in Macclenny, Florida. In 2003, Hall began international syndication through Artizans Syndicate. He has published two print collections of his cartoons: Code Red (2003) and Diversions (2006). 

Walt Kelly (1913-1973)

Walt Kelly was born in Philadelphia on August 25, 1913. He worked for Disney Studios from 1935 to 1941. Kelly created the Pogo cartoon strip in 1941 as a comic book featuring Bumbazine, a black boy, with Pogo the possum and Albert the alligator as side-characters. Bumbazine was dropped before Pogo debuted as a syndicated strip on May 16, 1949. It ran until Kelly died in 1973. Numerous attempts were made to continue the strip after Kelly's death, but demand for a post-Kelly Pogo was soft, so for all practical purposes, the strip died with its creator.

Cecil Jensen (1902-1976)

Cecil Jensen illustrated for the Chicago Daily News from 1928 to 1961. During that time he drew editorial cartoons and created the syndicated cartoon strips Syncopating Sue and Little Debbie.

Rollin Kirby (1875-1952)

Kirby began his cartooning career drawing for the New York Evening Mail (1911-1913). He then drew for the New York World (1913-1939), where he won three Pulitzer Prizes for Editorial Cartooning in 1922, 1925, and 1929. Later, he moved to the New York Post (1939-1942). His career ended with patriotic posters during World War II.

Doug MacGregor (1957- )

Doug MacGregor graduated from Syracuse University in 1979 and began drawing editorial cartoons for the Norwich (CT) Bulletin in 1980. From 1988 until 2011, he continued his career at the Ft. Myers (FL) News-Press. He has also illustrated several books and has published five collections of cartoons.

Jeff MacNelly (1947-2000)

Jeff MacNelly attended the University of North Carolina where he drew editorial cartoons for the Daily Tar Heel in the late 1960s. Following his near non-graduation from UNC, he drew for the Richmond News Leader from 1970-1982, when he was lured to the Chicago Tribune. Perhaps best known for creating the syndicated cartoon, Shoe, MacNelly won both the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning (1976, 1978, and 1985) and the Reuben Award for best cartoon strip (1979).

Charles Mahan (1938- )

Charles Mahan is a physician and Dean and Professor Emeritus of the College of Public Health at USF. He taught himself to draw as a child and has made cartoon drawings all his life, mostly for teaching purposes at the University of Florida Medical School and the University of South Florida. He has also illustrated books and monographs.

Jimmy Margulies (1951- )

Margulies earned his bachelor of fine arts degree at Carnegie Mellon University. He worked at the Houston Post before going to the North Jersey Record.

Bill Mauldin (1921-2003)

Bill Mauldin gained fame during World War II as the creator of Willie and Joe, two foot soldiers whose experiences and antics were published in Stars and Stripes and syndicated to U.S. newspapers. In 1945, Mauldin wrote Up Front, an illustrated memoir of life in the European Theater of World War II, for which he won his first Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. He tried various vocations including unsuccessfully running for Congress before returning to art as an editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1958. In 1959, he won his second Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. In 1962, he moved to the Chicago Sun-Times where he stayed until his retirement in 1991.

Bill McClanahan (1907-1981)

Bill McClanahan dropped out of engineering school at Southern Methodist University to attend the Dallas Art Institute. He joined the staff at Dallas Morning News where he drew sports cartoons until World War II. He enlisted in 1942. After the war, he returned to the DMN and drew both sports and editorial cartoons.

John T. McCutcheon (1870-1949)

McCutcheon began cartooning for the Chicago Morning News in 1889. He produced humorous illustrations before becoming a political cartoonist in 1896. He went to the Chicago Tribune in 1903 where he won the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning in 1932. His autobiography, Drawn from Memory, was published posthumously in 1950.

Jimmy Murphy (1891-1965)

Jimmy Murphy began freelancing editorial cartoons to Midwest newspapers around 1906. From 1910 to 1918 he drew for the Inland Herald of Spokane, Washington. In 1918, he worked for the Hearst papers at the New York Journal and the American. Beginning in 1919, he gained fame as the creator of a cartoon strip called “Toots and Casper.”

Thomas Nast (1840-1902)

Thomas Nast is the most influential cartoonist in American history.  He was a German immigrant who came to the United States at age 6. In 1855 (at age 15), he began drawing for Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. In 1859, he moved to the New York Illustrated News.  Nast’s campaign to break Tammany Hall in 1871 was hailed by a competing journal, Nation: “Mr. Nast has carried political illustrations during the last six months to a pitch of excellence never before attained in this country, and has secured for them an influence on opinion such as they never came near having in any country.”

Frederick Burr Opper (1857-1937)

Opper is best known for creating the cartoon strip Happy Hooligan. He also drew for the publications of Puck and Frank Leslie’s Weekly. Most of his political cartoons were drawn for the Hearst Syndicate's New York Journal.

Ray Osrin (1928-2001)

Osrin illustrated comic books through the 1940s and 1950s. In 1963, he began working in the art department of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. When Ed Kuekes, the staff editorial cartoonist, retired in 1966, Osrin took over the position and continued until his retirement in 1993. Many of his cartoons are at Cleveland State University and the Ohio State University.

Gene Packwood (1928- )

Packwood grew up in Chicago and St. Louis. His first job as an artist was at the Chicago Sun Times. He joined the Marines in 1948 and drew gag cartoons for the Parris Island Boot and, later, for Leatherneck and the Marine Corps Gazette. Most of his career, however, was spent in advertising. It was not until he moved to Mt. Dora, Florida, in the early 1990s that he began drawing local editorial cartoons for the Mt. Dora Topic. From there he moved to the Leesburg (FL) Daily Commercial where he draws editorial cartoons on local and statewide issues.

T. E. Powers (1870-1939)

Powers was an editorial cartoonist best known for his caricatures at the Hearst Newspaper Syndicate from 1897 to 1937. He continued drawing on his own until his death in 1939.

Robert W. Satterfield (1876-1958)

Better known as the creator of cartoon strips Days We’ll Never Forget and The Family Next Door, Satterfield often signed his strips, “Sat.”  He did most of his syndicated cartoon strip work for Ohio newspapers; however, he did his editorial cartooning during a brief stint with the Binghamton (NY) Sun.

Dorman Smith (1892-1956)

Smith began his career drawing advertisements in Columbus, Ohio. He became a journeyman cartoonist for several years before working for the Chicago Herald-American.

Marty Stein (1961- )

Glenn “Marty” Stein was born into an American home in Miami, Florida. His first job as a cartoonist was with the Orlando Business Journal. He then drew for the Apopka (FL) Chief. He joined La Prensa in Central Florida in 2000, where he drew Spanish-language cartoons. He also drew a cartoon strip called El Oasis for 3 ½ years.

Paul Szep (1941- )

Paul Szep was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1941. He began his career as the cartoonist for the Financial Post in Ontario and later hired on at the Boston Globe as their first editorial cartoonist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1974 and 1977. He retired from the Globe in 2001 but continues to submit cartoons for syndication.

Ann Telnaes (1960- )

Telnaes studied character animation at the California Institute of the Arts and, before beginning her career as an editorial cartoonist, worked for several years as a designer for Walt Disney Imagineering. She currently produces animated editorial cartoons every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday for the Washington Post. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2001.

L. D. Warren (1906-1992)

Warren drew for the New Jersey Courier-Post from 1925-27. He moved to the Philadelphia Record from 1927-1947. He drew for the Cincinnati Enquirer from 1947-1974 where, in 1961, he won the National Headliners Club Award for editorial cartooning.

Charles Werner (1909-1997)

Charles Werner drew for the Indianapolis Star for most of his career and won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1939 while with the Daily Oklahoman. When he won the Pulitzer, he was in his first year as a professional cartoonist and was the youngest person to win the award at that time.