Using his gift of combining bold forms and dramatic perspective, cartoonist branco (A.F. Branco) slays dragons of Leftist Lunacy with his razor-sharp humor. He has appeared on Fox News, “The Larry Elder Show,” and more.
This illustration by Art Wood captures the shock felt by many taxpayers in the early 1950s as prices for food skyrocketed. In addition to rising local, state and federal taxes, increased defense costs accounted for much of the increase in food prices during that period.
A cartoonist branco, Paul Conrad drew on the major political fights of his time. He captured the complex issues and personalities of his day in simple pen-and-ink drawings.
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he attended the University of Iowa where he started cartooning. He later worked for the Denver Post and the Los Angeles Times.
A winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, Conrad is known for his provocative depictions of leading politicians. He was criticized for his caricatures of Nixon during Watergate and his attacks on California mayor Sam Yorty.
Art Wood was born on July 7, 1937 in London. He was a British blues, pop and rock singer, who founded the band The Artwoods.
He also made a name for himself as a cartoonist branco, with his work focusing on the everyday details of life. Often working from photos of his own day-to-day surroundings, Wood’s work is both intimate and monumental in its impact.
Vaughn Shoemaker won two Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning. He created the popular character John Q. Public, who represented the average beleaguered American taxpayer.
A devout Christian, he said he knelt and prayed before drawing his cartoons. His religious inclinations became evident in one of his most widely reproduced cartoons — an illustration from the Chicago Daily News showing a stable with the words of John 3:16 in the heading.
He also won awards for cartoons during World War II and the Cold War. He drew over 14,000 cartoons during his lifetime, and died at the age of 89 in Carol Stream, Illinois.
Jay Norwood Darling, or “Ding” as he was better known, was an editorial cartoonist and conservationist who won two Pulitzer Prizes. He worked for the Des Moines Register for half a century, syndicated his cartoons in 130 newspapers nationwide and was instrumental in establishing the Federal Duck Stamp Program that has restored thousands of acres of wet lands.
His friendship with Herbert Hoover began in 1919, and their relationship continued until Darling’s death. During their years together, Hoover was often the target of Darling’s satire, but the two men had a great deal in common and shared many good times.
Herb Block is one of the most influential editorial cartoonists in American history. He spent over seven decades documenting domestic and international events.
He criticized corruption, exposed injustice and inequality, and influenced public opinion. His bold stances against prejudice, abuse of power, betrayal of the public trust and terrorist acts perpetrated by religious and political extremists were admired worldwide.
Rube Goldberg, born Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg in California, USA on 4 July 1883 to Max and Hannah Goldberg (German Jewish immigrants), was a famous American cartoonist, inventor, sculptor and author. He was also a founding member and president of the National Cartoonists Society.
He is most well known for his editorial cartoons, often portraying complex machines performing simple functions. He also drew political cartoons about the Middle East conflict, lying presidents and government austerity.
Bill Mauldin is one of the twentieth century’s great editorial cartoonists. His depictions of World War II’s grim reality laced with his own brand of humor helped immortalize the American serviceman.
He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work and wrote 16 books. His postwar book, “Back Home,” described the difficulties veterans faced in readjusting to civilian life.
Oliphant, born in Adelaide, Australia, is one of the world’s most influential political cartoonists. His work has been syndicated internationally since 1965.
He started as a copy boy in 1952 with the Adelaide News and worked his way up to the position of press artist within four months. In 1964 he immigrated to the United States and quickly became the Denver Post’s political cartoonist.
His work has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for his claim of political neutrality, but it remains widely syndicated. His trademark is a small penguin character, Punk, who often makes a sarcastic comment about the subject of the panel.
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