For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, published as a still drawing, animation or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee
For cartoons that convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colors and textures.
Jack Ohman is the editorial cartoonist for The Sacramento Bee, as well as an associate editor, writing a weekly column and several editorials each week.
Before joining The Bee in 2013, Ohman worked for The Oregonian, the Detroit Free Press and The Columbus Dispatch. His work is syndicated to 200 newspapers by Tribune Content Agency.
Over four decades in journalism, Ohman has been recognized with numerous awards. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, and won the 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2009 Society of Professional Journalists Award, the 2011 Scripps Howard Foundation Journalism Award, the 2002 National Headliner Award and the 1995 Overseas Press Club Thomas Nast Award, among others. In 2013, he was runner-up for the Herblock Prize.
Ohman is the immediate past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. A native of Minnesota, he has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University Honors Program at Portland State University. He is the author of 10 books, four on the subject of fly fishing.
Nominated as finalists in Editorial Cartooning in 2016:
Matt Davies of Newsday, Long Island, NY
For cartoons that deliver insightful commentary in a rich and beguiling visual style while offering unconventional takes on the issues of the day.
Steve Sack of Star Tribune, Minneapolis
For painterly cartoons that both delight and provoke, leading readers to see the world and its pressing issues in new ways.
Terri Troncale (Chair)
Opinions editor, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA
Monica R. Richardson
Managing editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cartoonist, The Charlotte Observer
Cartoonist, The Buffalo News
* Past Pulitzer