Editorial cartoon animator Mark Fiore is the recipient of this year’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.
Mark’s work appears on SFGate.com, Slate.com, CBSNews.com, Motherjones.com and NPR’s web site. The judges noted, “for his animated cartoons appearing on SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle Web site, where his biting wit, extensive research and ability to distill complex issues set a high standard for an emerging form of commentary.”
While other staff cartoonists have won the big prize with a selection of both print and animated cartoons, Mark is the first to win the Pulitzer with nothing more than his animated cartoons (see here).
The other finalists this year included Tony Auth of the The Philadelphia Inquirer and Matt Wuerker of Politico.