Steve Sack

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Steve Sack (born 1953) is a liberal leaning American cartoonist who won a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. With Craig Macintosh he draws the cartoon activity panel Doodles and he is editorial cartoonist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where he started in 1981. Both Doodles and Sack's editorial cartoons are distributed by Creators Syndicate.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Sack was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His newspaper career began while attending the University of Minnesota, where he illustrated features and drew editorial cartoons for the school paper, The Minnesota Daily. Two years later, he was hired as staff cartoonist for The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

After three years, Sack returned to Minnesota to join the Star Tribune.[2] He is featured online by Daryl Cagle, another editorial cartoonist, who says:[page needed]

Sack's interactive became the most popular thing ever on the Cagle website.[3][4] It was introduced in 2000, and caused problems for the web servers because of the high volume of visitors. "The Haunted House returned" in 2005.[5]

In his free time, Sack enjoys oil painting. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Beth.


  • 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. The annual award cited Sack's work for the Star Tribune during 2012, "his diverse collection of cartoons, using an original style and clever ideas to drive home his unmistakable point of view." He had been a finalist for the 2004 Prize.[6]
  • 2006 Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award. Awarded annually by the National Press Foundation for the nation's best editorial cartoonist, the award was endowed in 1989 by Florence Berryman, former art critic of the Washington Star in memory of her late father and brother, both of whom won the Editorial Cartooning Pulitzer.
  • 2004 Scripps Howard Foundation, National Journalism Awards
  • 2003 National Headliner Award [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Steve Sack, political cartoonist from Creators Syndicate". Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Steve Sack". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Steve Sack's Haunted House Cartoons". Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Steve Sack's Haunted House Cartoons". Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  6. ^ "The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Editorial Cartooning". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-17. With short biography and reprints of twenty works (2012 cartoons).
  7. ^ "AAEC - Steve Sack Cartoonist Profile". Retrieved 2013-11-18. 

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