Rex Babin

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Rex Babin (August 17, 1962 – March 30, 2012) was an American political cartoonist.[1]

Life and career[edit]

He graduated with a B.A. in English from San Diego State University. He was a strong advocate for the use of local cartoons, and typically drew three cartoons about California subjects per week.

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,[1][2] before taking a position as a political cartoonist for The Sacramento Bee in 1999.[3] 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.


  1. ^ a b "Rex Babin, Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist, dies". Sacramento Bee. Mar 30, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "About John de Rosier". De Rosier's View. Albany Times Union. Dec 19, 1999. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Rex Babin Cartoons". Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on April 3, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012.

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