Chip Bok

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Chip Bok
Born Arthur Bok[1]
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
Editorial cartoons
Awards National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award, 1995 and 1999.
National Press Foundation Berryman Award, 1993
John Fischetti Award, 1988 and 1998

Arthur "Chip" Bok[1] is an American editorial cartoonist for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal and the Tampa Bay Times. He has illustrated some of Dave Barry's books, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1997.

Early life[edit]

Bok began editorial cartooning in 7th grade math class, where he was influenced by Don Martin's work in Mad Magazine. He attended the University of Dayton, where he was captain of the hockey team.[2]

Career[edit]

Prior to working as an editorial cartoonist, Bok held several other jobs such as substitute teaching, concrete labor, wholesale drug sales, and freelance work. From 1981 to 1982 he was staff editorial cartoonist at the Clearwater Sun in Clearwater, Florida.[3] After his time there he drew a lifestyle cartoon for the Miami Herald, illustrate columns for Dave Barry, and creating computer animations for the Viewtron online service. In 1987, he returned to his home state of Ohio where he became an editorial cartoonist for the Akron Beacon Journal.[2]

In 1997 Bok was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

In addition to several collections of cartoons, Bok has also illustrated a children's book written by Helen Thomas, The Great White House Breakout, which was published in 2008.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bok is married to his wife Deb and together they have 4 adult children. He currently lives in Akron, Ohio.[2][3]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bok! The 9.11 Crisis In Political Cartoons. (University Of Akron Press, 2002) ISBN 1884836895.
  • A Recent History of the United States in Political Cartoons: A Look Bok. (University Of Akron Press, 2005) ISBN 193196811X.
  • The Great White House Breakout. (illustrator, written by Helen Thomas) (Penguin Group, 2008) ISBN 978-0-8037-3300-8 (children's book)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bok, Chip. "About Chip Bok". Bokbluster.com. WordPress. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Chip Bok Cartoonist Profile". AAEC. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c About Chip Bok

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