Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman will explain how he visualizes news each day, arriving at his often biting view of political leaders and their decisions, at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, outside the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery in the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State. Ohman will demonstrate editorial drawing at the program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Madden Library and The Maddy Institute.
Since 2013, Ohman has been the editorial cartoonist and associate editor at The Sacramento Bee, where he draws five cartoons per week in addition to a Sunday column. He also writes editorials and his work is syndicated to 200 newspapers. When he signed with the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate in 1980 at age 19, he was the youngest-ever nationally syndicated cartoonist.
Ohman won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist in 2012. He has also won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Ohman authored 10 books, four on the subject of fly fishing. He did freelance artwork for ABC News Nightline from 1984 to 1985. He drew the comic strip “Mixed Media,” which appeared in 170 newspapers from 1994 to 1998. He was also a regular contributor to Foreign Policy Magazine from 1994 to 1998.
A reception with hors d’oeuvres and a no-host beer and wine bar will begin at 6 p.m. with the program to follow at 6:45. This is a free, public event. Parking is unrestricted. RSVP (enter code LIBOHMAN).
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