Background about Nick Anderson
Anderson , the winner of 2005 Pulitzer
Prize for Editorial Cartoons and the editorial cartoonist at
Chronicle, brings a fresh, youthful approach to editorial
cartooning. His clean lines and classic style belie an unconventional
message that carries wide appeal.
A political independent, Anderson covers
politics and contemporary cultural issues in a way that connects
with the younger generation.
editorial cartoonist, fundamentally, should be anti-establishment.
No matter which party is running the government, it is the essence
of satire to question authority."
Anderson joined the Houston Chronicle
in February, 2006, arriving from the The
Louisville Courier-Journal where he began his career
in January 1991, a month after graduating from Ohio State. Anderson's
cartoons have been published in Newsweek, The New York Times,
The Washington Post, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and other
At Ohio State, Anderson majored in political science and was editorial
cartoonist for the university newspaper, The Lantern. In 1989,
he won the Charles M. Schulz Award for best college cartoonist
in the United States, Canada and Mexico. He interned one summer
with The Courier-Journal, which immediately recognized his talent.
After graduation, the newspaper created a position for him as
an associate editorial cartoonist and illustrator. He was promoted
to chief editorial cartoonist in September 1995. In addition
to the Pulitzer, Nick's professional awards include first-place
honors for editorial cartooning in the Best of Gannett Awards
(1997), the Fischetti Award (1999).
Anderson grew up in Toledo, Ohio, in a family that he says was
apolitical. At age 15, he started drawing cartoons for his high
school newspaper and immediately knew his calling.
In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, cycling
and roller-blading. In 1988 he cycled across the country from
Oregon to Massachusetts.
He lives in Houston with his wife, Cecilia
Baylon, and sons Colton and
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