Here are this year’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoons

April 16, 2019

At this year’s Pulitzer Prizes, the first African American to have two nationally syndicated cartoons won big.

Darrin Bell, a freelancer whose work is distributed by the Washington Post Writers Group, was awarded the Pulitzer for editorial cartoons. The prize was given for his “blunt and beautiful editorial cartoons” criticizing the policies of President Donald Trump, particularly as they relate to “disenfranchised communities” and “lies, hypocrisy and fraud.”

Bell is no stranger to awards.

In 2015, he won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his cartoons about race and police violence in the United States. In 2016, he brought home the Berryman Award for cartoons that addressed xenophobia and gun violence.

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Trump and politics were the themes of this year’s editorial cartoon finalists. Ruben Bolling (also known under the pseudonym “Ken Fisher”) and Rob Rogers, both freelancers, were also considered for similar work, according to this year’s list of winners and finalists.

Below are a few examples of Bell’s work covering the Trump presidency in 2018. For more, check out his website here.