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Matt Wuerker wins 2012 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning

Matt Wuerker

Matt Wuerker, editorial cartoonist for Politico, has won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning

. Matt was a finalist in 2009 and 2010 for the Pulitzer and a past recipient of Herblock Prize.

Judges note his award was given “for his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfed Washington.”

Finalists this year included Matt Bors (syndicated by Universal Uclick) “for his pungent work outside the traditional style of American cartooning” and Jack Ohman (The Oregonian) “for his clever daily cartoons and a distinctive Sunday panel on local issues in which his reporting was as important as his artistic execution.”

Jury members this year were:
Froma Harrop, columnist and editorial writer, The Providence Journal/Creators Syndicate (chair)
Mark Fiore, political cartoonist/political animator,
Kevin Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist, The Economist
Chris Lamb, professor of communication, College of Charleston, SC
John Smalley, editor, Wisconsin State Journal, Madison

Community Comments

#1 Pat Bagley
@ 1:48 pm

Way to go, Matt. Well deserved!

#2 Stacy Curtis
@ 2:07 pm

Congratulations, Matt!
And congrats to the other Matt and Jack.
Well deserved all around.

#3 Ann Telnaes
@ 2:42 pm

Congratulations, Matt- very well deserved!!

#4 Nate Beeler
@ 2:49 pm

Fantastic, Matt!!! It’s always great news to see talent rewarded appropriately. And congrats to Bors and Ohman for their well-deserved recognition, as well.

#5 Pedro Molina
@ 2:57 pm


#6 Richard Thompson
@ 3:14 pm

Matt, I owe you a taco dinner!

#7 Milt Priggee
@ 3:37 pm

Congrats to all three and especially to Matt Wuerker…!! Very well deserved.

#8 Gerry Mooney
@ 3:53 pm

Well deserved! Congratulations, Matt!

#9 Steve Skelton
@ 5:30 pm

Congrats, way to go Matt! Love your stuff.

#10 steve artley
@ 10:22 pm

The Pulitzer jurors have chosen wisely. Congrats to Matt!

#11 Ed Wexler
@ 3:21 pm

Congratulations, Matt!

#12 donna lewis
@ 3:39 pm

<3 Matt Wuerker.

#13 donna lewis
@ 3:39 pm

That was supposed to be a heart.

But I do suppose I have less than three for Matt also.

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