Background about Mike Luckovich
of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has twice received the top honor
of his profession when he won the 1995 and 2006 Pulitzer Prize for
editorial cartooning. The prize committee praised his work for
its creativity and effectiveness -- qualities that are apparent
in every one of his cartoons.
The Pulitzer is one of several awards won by the cartoonist. In 2006, he also won the Reuben Award, awarded by the National Cartoonists Society to the Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.Luckovich had been recognized previously by the National Cartoonists Society when his work received the Editorial Cartoon Award for 2001, with additional nominations for 1998 and 2002. Most recently, he won the 2008 National Journalism Awards, for Editorial Cartooning.
After graduating from the University of Washington in 1982, Luckovich
did freelance cartooning and sold life insurance to make ends
meet. Cartooning soon became his full-time occupation when he
landed his first cartooning job at the Greenville News in South
Carolina. After nine months at the NM, Luckovich was hired by
The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where he stayed for four years
before moving on to Atlanta.
Luckovich's cartoons appear in more than 350 daily publications,
including The Washington Post, Detroit News, Seattle Times, Los
Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Nashville Tennessean and Houston
Chronicle, and are reprinted regularly in Time, Newsweek and The
New York Times.
Luckovich and his wife, Margo, have three children. His hobbies
include exercising and collecting unique ties.
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