The competition for the annual award, created in 2004 by the Herb Block Foundation, this year came down to a pair of talented editorial cartoonists: Mike Luckovich, who draws for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Baltimore Sun’s Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher.
From a Washington Post report by Michael Cavna:
KAL has been an editorial artist for nearly four decades, and his cartoons are distributed by CartoonArts International and the New York Times Syndicate. He is also a four-time recipient of the Overseas Press Club’s Thomas Nast Award, and has also won the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award.
Not to mention last month’s The Economist‘s Europe Grand Prix Award for “cartoon of the year.” Kallaugher will be presented with a $15,000 cash prize May 7 at the Library of Congress. As part of the ceremony, former Washington Post publisher Don Graham will deliver the keynote Herblock Lecture. See more of KAL’s award-winning work here.
[Cartoon image via: herbblockfoundation.org]