by Mike Luckovich
Mike Luckovich has been working for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1989 as an editorial cartoonist. He is the 2005 Reuben winner, the top award for the year’s cartoonist by the National Cartoonists Society, and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes.
Born in Seattle, Washington, he attended Bishop Kelly High School in Boise, Idaho before moving to Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated with a degree in political science from Washington University in 1982. For two years after graduation, while working as an insurance salesman, Mr. Luckovich sold freelance cartoons to the newspaper in Everett, Washington.
He started his career with South Carolina’s The Greenville News in 1984 and went later that year to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He began his career with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1989.
Mr. Luckovich has won several awards at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1995 and the Pulitzer Prize in 2006. He won the Editorial Cartoon Award for 2001 from the National Cartoonists Society, with additional nominations in 1998 and 2002. He won the National Journalism Awards for Editorial Cartooning in 2008. In 2018, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site awarded Luckovich the Advancing American Democracy Award.
Mike Luckovich cites Jeff MacNelly as his “biggest editorial cartoonist role model” and Mort Drucker as his “first hero.”
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