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Clay Bennett Sets Finalist Record for Pulitzer Prize

Clay Bennett, editorial cartoonist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, is one of this year’s Pulitzer Prize finalists and in doing, I believe, has set the record for the most number of times being honored as a finalist in the category of editorial cartooning – a record of six times (1999-2003, 2008). He won journalism’s top prize in 2002.

Regarding Clay’s submission this year the judges wrote, “For his distinctive cartoons marked by sharp focus and pungent simplicity.”

Clay is currently with the Chattanooga Times Free Press having left The Monitor late last year. His cartoons are syndicated through Washington Post Writers Group.

Community Comments

#1 Andertoons
@ 3:37 pm

A huge congrats to Clay! One of my faves!

#2 Kevin Moore
@ 9:15 pm

I’m surprised he doesn’t win it every year.

The same could be said of Kirk Anderson above.

#3 Charles Brubaker
@ 9:58 pm


Uh, “Andertoons” is not Kirk. That’s Mark Anderson, gag cartoonist.

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