Alternative weekly cartoonist Jen Sorensen has won the 2014 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning and with that honor she becomes the first female recipient of the award and the third “altie” in a row to win the honor.
Jen Sorensen?s strong portfolio addresses issues that were important to Herblock, such as gun control, racism, income inequality, healthcare, and sexism. Her style allows her to incorporate information which backs up the arguments she presents. Her art is engaging and her humor is sharp and on target.
Jen’s work appears in numerous publications including her local weekly, The Austin Chronicle, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, The Progressive, Politico, The American Prospect, Nickelodeon Magazine, Women?s Review of Books, and MAD Magazine.
The judges this year were: Dan Perkins (AKA Tom Tomorrow), Sara Duke, curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art at the Library of Congress and Tony Auth, former The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial cartoonist and Digital Artist of Residence at WHYY’s NewsWorks.org.