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Jim Morin Retires

Editorial cartoonist Jim Morin has decided to retire and devote his time to the Finer Arts.
He goes out with a bang!

From Jim’s Twitter feed:

Jim’s career began in the mid-70s at the Syracuse University Daily Orange, the Beaumont (Tx) Enterprise and Journal, and the Richmond (Va) Times-Dispatch. In 1978 he found a home with the Miami Herald and settled in for the long haul.

From Jim’s Pulitzer profiles ( yes, he has won two Pulitzer Prizes!):

Jim Morin’s many honors include the 1996 Berryman Award from the National Press Foundation, 1992 National Cartoonist Society Award, Overseas Press Club Awards in 1979 and 1990, and numerous others. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1977 and 1990. He has also won the 2007 Herblock Prize, the 2000 John Fischetti Award, the l999 Thomas Nast Society Award, the l996 National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award.

During the last half of the 1990s he also contributed a (more or less) weekly comic strip called “Magic City” to the Miami Herald magazine (I couldn’t find a sample).

But don’t go searching the web for more Morin information. Buy the Book!

We wish Jim all the best for the future.

 

As does his public:

 

Community Comments

#1 Jeff Parker
January/2/2020
@ 1:04 pm

Any word on whether or not The Herald will be hiring a cartoonist to fill Jim’s staff spot?

#2 D. D. Degg
January/2/2020
@ 1:59 pm

Haven’t heard anything, and these days it would not be surprising if they went strictly syndication. But … the Miami Herald is a McClatchy paper and they do have a habit of keeping cartoonists on their major papers (cf: Jack Ohman, Joel Pett, Kevin Siers).
I would think a major paper like The Herald will need local issue cartoons, and I know you are familiar with the area.

#3 Jimmy Delach
January/2/2020
@ 5:11 pm

“During the last half of the 1990s he also contributed a (more or less) weekly comic strip called “Magic City” to the Miami Herald magazine (I couldn’t find a sample).”

Newspapers.com is in the process of adding the Miami Herald to Publishers’ Extra (as are other McClatchy papers like the Charlotte Observer and the Sacramento Bee) so once the archives are available for viewing, I’ll check the magazine (called “Living”, I remember that was where they ran Dave Barry’s weekly column and maybe (?) still run his Best of columns since 2005).

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