Normally we shy away from politics on Illustration Pages. But looking at political cartoons gives us a chance to feature more great artwork. So why not? And besides, the Anthony Weiner Twitter sex scandal lends itself so nicely to this art form. How could we resist?
Nate Beeler has been the editorial cartoonist for The Washington Examiner since 2005. His award-winning cartoons can also be seen in The San Francisco Examiner and have appeared on CNN and in such publications as Time, Newsweek, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times, among others. Beeler is one of the most widely syndicated editorial cartoonists, with his cartoons distributed internationally to more than 800 publications.
Pat Bagley is an editorial cartoonist at The Salt Lake Tribune, where he produces a daily cartoon. His cartoons have appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian of London, The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and The Los Angeles Times. Over the years, he has produced more than 10,000 cartoons for the Tribune. He is also an illustrator and author of independent political cartoons and children's books. His liberal political stance contrasts with the conservative state of Utah, and has influenced several books of political cartoons and humor, including 101 Ways to Survive Four More Years of George W. Bush, Clueless George Goes To War!, Clueless George Is Watching You!, and Clueless George Takes on Liberals!. In 1992, Bagley received the Wilbur Award for Religious Communication from the Religious Public Relations Council for a cartoon in the April 23, 1991 Tribune. He was the first cartoonist to receive the award, which is given for "outstanding communication of religious values in the news and entertainment media."
Dave Granlund has been an editorial cartoonist, published in daily newspapers since 1977. Syndicated in 1978 with NEA-United Media, his work has appeared in over 700 newspapers; including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, GateHouse Media, the Cape Cod Times, plus magazines such as Newsweek, and also shown nationally on FoxNews.com, MSNBC.com, HBO, PBS, NPR, CNN and NBC’s Today Show. His work has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize. In constant demand as a guest speaker, Granlund mixes history, current events and humor while sketching cartoons and caricatures before school and civic groups. and interests include history, wood carving, antique tractors and Swedish language studies.
Joe Heller has been the editorial cartoonist for the Green Bay Press-Gazette since 1985, before that he was the cartoonist for the West Bend News. His award list includes: Eight Best of Gannett Awards, six Milwaukee Press Clubs Awards and three John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Awards,
Joe has put his editorial cartoons into a collection titled: Give 'em Heller. He has also illustrated several children's book, drawn for museum exhibits and various comic books.
Adam Zyglis is the staff cartoonist for The Buffalo News. His cartoons are internationally syndicated and have appeared in many publications around the world, including The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. In his spare time he has done freelance work in book illustration and storyboarding. His work has also appeared magazines such as The Week, Time, and MAD Magazine. In 2006, he won third place for Editorial Cartoons in the 2007 National Headliner Awards, sponsored by the Atlantic City Press Club.
He accepted the full-time position at The Buffalo News in August of 2004, at the end of his three-month illustration internship at the paper. The News is the only daily newspaper in Buffalo, NY and has a circulation of around 300,000. With a tradition of great cartoonists, the paper was home to Bruce Shanks and Tom Toles, both Pulitzer Prize winners. Currently, Adam draws four to five editorial cartoons every week, along with a caricature on the book page and occasionally a cover illustration.