Thursday, April 05, 2018

April 26: Tom Toles at National Press Club

Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles speaks and sings at Silver Owls Hoot on April 26

April 4, 2018 | By Richard Ryan

Tom Toles, the Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, will headline the National Press Club Silver Owls' Spring Hoot at 6 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 26, in the ballroom. He also will sing and play with his rock band, Suspicious Package.

This will be his and the band's second appearance at a Hoot. The last time, in 2015, was a sellout, so early reservations are recommended.

The Hoot is open to all Club members and their guests. Tickets are $35, which include dinner preceded by a cash bar. Reservations can be made at or by contacting the Club's reservations department at 202-662-7501 or

Toles, whose work appears in some 100 newspapers, will discuss the current status and future of editorial and political cartooning. He also plays drums and sings harmony with his five-piece rock band that has appeared in numerous venues in Washington.

Toles has been drawing his award winning cartoons at the Washington Post since 2002. He previously served as editorial cartoonist for the Buffalo News, Buffalo Courier-Express, New York Daily News, The New Republic, and U.S. News and World Report.

Toles won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1990 and was a finalist on two other occasions. He was named Cartoonist of the Year by Editor and Publisher magazine in 2002 and by the National Cartoonists Society a year later. He received a National Headliners Award in 2005 and the Herblock Prize, named for his predecessor at the Post, in 2011.

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