Jerry Holbert is a cartoonist best known for his political cartoons.
In October 2014, Holbert came under criticism for what many people viewed as a racist depiction of United States President Barack Obama which used the watermelon stereotype: Holbert pictured a recent White House intruder using the president's bathtub while recommending to Obama the use of watermelon-flavored toothpaste. After negative public reaction, Holbert and also the Boston Herald apologized, and the nationally syndicated version of the cartoon was hastily edited to change the toothpaste flavor to raspberry.
- Jerry Holbert Editorial Cartoons, United Feature Syndicate. Accessed August 2, 2007. "Born in Middletown, N.J., in 1958, Holbert aspired to cartooning as a young child".
- "Boston Herald: Sorry If We Offended With Obama-Watermelon Cartoon". TPM. October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
- "YES, THIS RAN IN TODAY'S BOSTON HERALD". Jim Romensko. October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
- Boss, Owen (October 1, 2014). "Herald cartoonist apologizes for Obama cartoon". Boston Herald. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
- Cascone, Sarah (October 1, 2014). "Herald cartoonist apologizes for Obama cartoon". ArtNet. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
- NCS Awards
- Boston Herald Jerry Holbert Cartoon Page dead link
- gocomics.com Jerry Holbert Cartoon Page
- Holbert's Obama/watermelon cartoon (reprinted in ArtNet criticism)
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