Life and career
In 1988-89 Babin worked at The Denver Post in an interim capacity. Afterwards, he served as the editorial cartoonist of the Albany Times Union, before taking a position as a political cartoonist for The Sacramento Bee in 1999. His innovative cartoons include "Caleeforneeya," a recurring satire of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Babin was the recipient of the 2003 Berryman Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize the same year.
In 2009 Babin served as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
Babin died from complications of cancer.
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- "About John de Rosier". De Rosier's View. Albany Times Union. Dec 19, 1999.
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- Rex Babin's Favorite Cartoons posthumous slideshow.
- Obituary for Rex Babin in the Sacramento Bee newspaper
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