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Pulitzer Prize 2016: Ohman, He’s Good

Yesterday, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were revealed with due fanfare and a trivia night-worthy reference to the fact that prize recipients used to get notified via telegram. (You can watch the video announcement posted to the Pulitzer Prize Facebook page here.)

Pulitzer Prizes are always special but this year especially so, as 2016 marks exactly one century since the awards were first bestowed upon the most creative and talented journalists in all the land. While it may take some time to read through every deftly crafted story by prize-winning reporters and editorial teams, one honoree’s work is a bit quicker to digest, though no less thought-provoking.

I’m referring, of course, to Jack Ohman, editorial cartoonist and associate editor for The Sacramento Bee, whose sharp illustrations won him the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Fun fact: According to his Twitter bio, Ohman is set on “making the world unsafe for hypocrisy while spilling ink all over [himself].” Here’s how it plays out on the page:

Cartoon via The Sacramento Bee
Cartoon via The Sacramento Bee
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Cartoon via The Oregonian
Cartoon via The Sacramento Bee
Cartoon via The Sacramento Bee
Cartoon via The Sacramento Bee
Cartoon via The Oregonian
Cartoon via The Sacramento Bee
Cartoon via The Sacramento Bee

[MELISSA MARNI is a Southern California-based writer and the founder of little word studio. You can follow her musings on Instagram here.]

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