Showing posts with label Herblock award. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Herblock award. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Herblock award winner Pat Bagley on his experience

Herblock award winner Pat Bagley did a radio interview on his experience - "Bagley Wins Herblock Prize," by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, National Public Radio's KUER (April 6, 2009). He talks a little about the award, then his career and then his favorite cartoon which he also descirbed for us at the award ceremony. The cartoon can be seen on KUER's site.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Herblock award at Library of Congress

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Herblock award ceremony at the Library of Congress where the award was presented to Pat Bagley. Ted Koppel was the featured speaker and spoke first as he was catching a plane. Koppel was quite entertaining, but Bagley did a good job, and then we saw a new short film on Herblock's life, that I guess will be on the Foundation's website at some point. At the reception, there was a large cake for Block's 100th birthday.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pat Bagley wins Herblock award

The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that their cartoonist, Pat Bagley, has won the Herblock award - see "Tribune political cartoonist wins distinguished Herblock prize
Biting humor » Pat Bagley cited for 'deft and witty' style documenting Utah politics,"
By Paul Beebe, The Salt Lake Tribune 2/20/2009. I've heard that Ted Koppel will be speaking at the ceremony. The Foundation has a press release buried on their website, and they've increased the award from $10,000 to $15,000 this year. The judges were Jules Feiffer, Garry Trudeau and last year's winner John Sherffius - an excellent panel.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Herblock award - more pictures of John Sherffius

Photos by Thuy Dong and Woody Woodis at the reception that followed the award.

Sherffius being stalked by Richard Thompson (in red shirt) and Rhode (in background).

Sherffius and Thuy Dong.

Thompson, Rhode (looking rather limp-wristed, but it was a manly shake - really) and Sherffius.

And a few pictures more...






And Alan Gardner of the Daily Cartoonist pointed out that Daryl Cagle's site has the submitted cartoons.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Herblock award presented to John Sherffius

Last night editorial cartoonist John Sherffius was presented with the fifth annual Herblock Award. Richard Thompson and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend.
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The Herblock foundation fellow introducing Sherffius quoted our link buddy Dave Astor's interview with the cartoonist. She also noted that Sherffius had resigned from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch at the end of 2003 over editorial interference, an account of which can be found in the New York Times. She noted that he had 'entered a body of work' all of which was critical of George Bush, the current.
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Sherffius introduced his family and then made some excellent remarks (which should be on the Herblock award site someday) saying, "I am angry..." at the Bush administration for a litany of failures and malfeasance including "outright contempt for our Constitution..." I would have voted for him right then, but he followed up with "This is not the America I want for my children; this is not the America I know." He carried onto note journalism's problems, stating, "it is grimly ironic that [while] we have one of the most abusive administrations in power, the press is withering within."
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Tim Russert spoke for almost 45 minutes after Sherffius, telling Herblock anecdotes while musing on the role of a free press and its current failures. I'll try to recall some of the anecdotes, but one concerned Russert's predecessor on Meet the Press interviewing Herblock's nemesis Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy had brought a handgun to an interview, and when Russert was telling Herblock about it, Block interrupted to ask "What kind of gun?"

...Maybe you had to be there.

Richard and I accidentally closed down the place while waiting to meet John, who was very pleasant, so we gave him a ride to his hotel and tried to convince him to do some reprint books.


Library cartoon cataloger Woody Woodis, ace blogger Richard Thompson and ComicsDC public face Mike Rhode. Photo by Thuy Dong.