Editorial cartoonist John Sherffius, in receiving the Herblock
Prize Tuesday night, criticized Bush-administration policies and lamented that the press is weaker at a time when "one of the most abusive administrations" is in power.
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS exhibition, "Art in Action: Herblock
and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times," pairs original drawings by editorial cartoonist Herblock
with historical and contemporary artists' prints, drawings, and posters that respond to major issues from the 17th century to the present day.
Columnist Murray Kempton, who began what became known as "Eisenhower revisionism," considered Ike far different from the genial, disengaged golfer who appeared in so many of Herblock
's biting liberal cartoons.
Caption: McCarthy libel: Political cartoonist Herblock
has been credited by some as being the first to use the term "McCarthyism." Another early user of the term was the Daily Worker, an official Communist Party newspaper.
Herbert Bloch, the well-known Jewish cartoonist who called himself Herblock
, used the phrase in a cartoon he drew in 1947 about the reaction to migrants coming to the USA.
: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist.
I used to love reading Herblock
cartoons in the Washington Post.
For instance, the golden age for editorial cartoonists at American newspapers is over, according to a report recently presented by The Herb Block Foundation, founded by the legendary editorial cartoonist, Herbert Block, aka, Herblock
cartoonists of the time--with the exceptions of Herblock
and Paul Conrad
He was a finalist for the Pulitzer in 2009 and 2010, as well as the 2010 winner of the Herblock
Prize and the Berryman Award.
Cartoonists like Thomas Nast, Herblock
, and our own Shankar, R K Laxman and O V Vijayan have, through history punctured the vanity of politicians and commented on issues of the day.