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Trivia stats regarding the Pulitzer Prize

Whilst sitting at the bar at the next AAEC convention, you can dazzle your peers with some interesting statistics regarding the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

Two comic strips have won the Pulitzer for editorial cartooning:

  • Berkeley Breathed (1987)
  • Garry Trudeau (1975)

Only two female editorial cartoonists have won:

  • Ann Telnaes (2001)
  • Signe Wilkinson (1992)

Five individuals have won it three times:

  • Paul Conrad (1964, 1971, 1984)
  • Herblock (1942, 1954, 1979)
  • Rollin Kirby (1922, 1925, 1929)
  • Jeff MacNelly (1972, 1978, 1985)
  • Edmond Duffy (1931, 1934, 1940)

Ten individuals have won it twice:

  • Jay Norwood Darling (1924, 1943)
  • Walt Handelsman (1997, 2007)
  • Nelson Harding (1927, 1928)
  • David Horsey (1999, 2003)
  • Mike Luckovich (1995, 2006)
  • Bill Mauldin (1945, 1959)
  • Michael Ramirez (1994, 2008)
  • Vaughn Shoemaker (1928, 1947)
  • Paul Szep (1974, 1977)
  • Don Wright (1966, 1980)

It has only been won back to back one time:

  • Nelson Harding (1927, 1928)

Five times it was not given

  • 1923
  • 1936
  • 1960
  • 1965
  • 1973

Source: Pulitzer.org

Community Comments

#1 schleifnet
April/7/2008
@ 4:41 pm

and last year (i think) was the first time someone won it for a submission including new media or Flash animations

#2 D.D.Degg
April/7/2008
@ 7:20 pm

I always considered Feiffer’s 1986 Pulitzer to be for his “feiffer” comic strip. No?

#3 Alan Gardner
April/7/2008
@ 8:26 pm

According to comicpedia, and Labiek Feiffer’s Pulitzer was for editorial cartooning.

#4 Eric Burke
April/7/2008
@ 9:05 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Feiffer>Wikipedia confirms Feiffer’s 1986 Pulitzer…

#5 Eric Burke
April/7/2008
@ 9:07 pm

Dagnabbit! Got the link wrong:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Feiffer

Nothing kills a good sarcastic post like a bad link. Siiigh…

#6 D.D.Degg
April/9/2008
@ 5:13 pm

Not to beat a dead horse but…
Trudeau’s and Breathed’s Pulitzers were for Editorial Cartooning also.
From the Feiffer entry by Dennis Wepman in Ron Goulart’s Encyclopedia of American Comics: “In 1986, the strip [“Feiffer”] brought him the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning”.
I never got the Village Voice, so maybe Feiffer did his strip and an editorial cartoon for the paper; but I don’t think so.

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