Here's a quote I submitted when helping to choose Mark Fiore to select the Herblock award. It's at http://www.herbblockfoundation.org/herblock-prize-winner/1251 along with the 15 cartoon videos he sent in.
From Mike Rhode: for Fiore –
Mark Fiore, who practices editorial cartooning through animation, quickly rose to the top of the list for me, but he started as a dark horse. Animated editorial cartooning is young compared to traditional pen & ink drawings in the newspaper, but Fiore is among the first masters of the field. His cartoons covered a range of topics from deeply obscure but important mining law to the constant gun violence warping American society. It was a pleasure to be able to select him for this ground-breaking expansion of the Herblock award.
And here's my quote for Ruben Bolling as the runner-up for the Herblock award - it's at http://www.herbblockfoundation.org/2016-Finalist
From Mike Rhode: for Bolling –
Ruben Bolling's Tom the Dancing Bug has been a consistently excellent strip usually run in alternative newspapers and thus visible to fewer readers. This year Bolling submitted excellent, tight and hard-hitting cartoons on a variety of liberal topics.