RJ Matson Wins 2019 Berryman Award

CQ Roll Call cartoonist Robert “RJ” Matson has won the National Press Foundation’s
Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons.

The NPF judges said: “Matson’s cartoons combine visual clarity and instant impact. His drawing is fresh, clean and beautifully composed. Matson’s dry satire helps break down complicated issues and zeroes in on his point.”

The National Press Foundation’s announcement includes a slideshow of RJ’s submission.


“The wild events of this past year gave Matson plenty of political fish to snare in his satirical net,” CQ Roll Call production and design editor Chris Hale told the NPF judges in nominating him for the award.

“All yielded high drama and no small measure of absurdities from President Donald Trump, Congress and the Fourth Estate. This backdrop helped Matson create some of his best work — smart, biting and on point,” Hale said.

Roll Call is, naturally, proud of their Cartoon Man.

More Matson at Cagle Cartoons.