Matt Wuerker

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Matt Wuerker is a political cartoonist for and founding staff member of Politico and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. He was a finalist for the award in 2009 and 2010. He has also been awarded the 2010 Herblock Prize by the Library of Congress and the 2010 Berryman Award by the National Press Foundation.[1][2]

He has published two collections of cartoons, Standing Tall in Deep Doo Doo, A Cartoon Chronicle of the Bush Quayle Years (Thunder's Mouth Press, 1991) and Meanwhile in Other News... A Graphic Look at Politics in the Empire of Money, Sex and Scandal (Common Courage Press, 1998). He illustrated the book The Madness of King George (Common Courage Press, 2003) by Michael K. Smith.

He graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a BA in 1979.[3] While at L&C, he served as the chief editorial cartoonist for The Pioneer Log, the weekly student newspaper.


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