Nick Anderson (cartoonist)

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Nick Anderson is an American editorial cartoonist. His cartoons typically present liberal viewpoints. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his work with the Louisville Courier-Journal. The judges credited his "unusual graphic style that produced extraordinarily thoughtful and powerful messages." He currently draws cartoons for the Houston Chronicle; the newspaper's Web site maintains a blog [1] for his cartoons and video animations.

His artwork is characterized by a painterly style due to his use of Corel's Painter software, which he uses in conjunction with the Wacom Cintiq computer monitor. He has been designated a "Painter Master" by The Corel Corpoaration. His cartoons have been featured in a series of instructional books, The Painter X Wow! Book by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis.

In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, he has won the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award in 2000, the 2011 National Press Foundation's Berryman Award and two-time winner of the John Fischetti Award given by Columbia College in Chicago (1999 and 2012). While drawing cartoons for The Ohio State University Lantern, he was recognized with The Charles M. Schulz Award for best college cartoonist in The United States.

One of his questions, submitted in animated form,[2] was used in the Republican CNN-YouTube presidential debates, which aired on November 28, 2007.

He is syndicated in over 100 newspapers by The Washington Post Writers Group. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post and USA Today. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. Soon after winning the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, his winning cartoons were shown on air by Fox News' Sean Hannity as evidence, Hannity argued, of liberal bias by The Pulitzer judges.

In 2007-2008 he was the President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Anderson was born in Toledo, Ohio.


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