August 19, 1954 |
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jack Higgins (born August 19, 1954) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Early life and career
Higgins was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory School and the College of Holy Cross with a B.A. in Economics.
He began editorial cartooning for its student newspaper before he started freelancing for the Chicago Sun-Times. He became a full-time cartoonist for the paper in 1981. Higgins was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1986; he won in 1989.
Higgins was for many years syndicated through Universal Press Syndicate. He ceased syndication in July 2007, opting to create more local cartoons for his paper.
- Award for Outstanding Commentary, Chicago Association of Black Journalists