The 2019 Locher Memorial Award winner is Chelsea Saunders!
The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible to submit.
Chelsea Saunders is an emerging freelance illustrator residing in New York, whose work focuses primarily on editorial illustration and animation. Her work has been featured on The Nib, Topic.com, and in Current Affairs Magazine.
The judges wrote:
“Saunders uses clever formats, strong artistry, and a confident style to tell well-paced stories of crimes suffered by America’s minority communities.”
The judges also picked a number of outstanding cartoonists,
animators and artists who submitted to the award:
The prestigious award includes a $1,000 cash prize and an all-expense-paid trip to the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.