Foundation News

March 24, 2023

Ann Telnaes, editorial cartoonist at The Washington Post, is the 2023 recipient of the Herblock Prize, the Herb Block Foundation announced.

Signe Wilkinson
December 04, 2022

A decade after the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist departed The Inquirer, a colleague reflects on his memorable career — and mourns the decimated state of their still-vital profession.

When the 29-year-old Tony Auth arrived at The Inquirer from Los Angeles in 1971, readers didn’t know what was about to hit them.

Michael Cavna
June 16, 2022

Herblock, Garry Trudeau, Patrick Oliphant, Paul Conrad and other artists who skewered Nixon and his inner circle made the era a boom time for political satire

Washington Post Staff
June 13, 2022

(First published May 25, 2015, republished for Watergate 50th Anniversary)

Herblock was the pen name of Herbert Block, the Washington Post’s political cartoonist who graphically captured the Watergate story in more than 100 often memorable drawings done between June 1972 and August 1974. Twenty of them are presented in this feature in chronological order.

Rob Tornoe
June 07, 2022

In May, Insider won a Pulitzer Prize, joining a small group of digital-only news organizations awarded journalism’s top prize. But like Politico back in 2012, the recognition came in an unlikely category for an online news organization — cartooning.

June 07, 2022

A few weeks after the AAEC and three dozen past Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists protested recent changes to the Editorial Cartooning category of journalism’s ‘biggest award’, aspiring cartoonist (and CNN anchor) Jake Tapper has written to the Pulitzer Prize Board encouraging them to rethink their decisions. Here is the letter Tapper sent, reprinted here with his permission.

May 31, 2022

To the Pulitzer Board members:

Graciela Mochkofsky
May 18, 2022

Does winning a prestigious award mean that Alcaraz is now accepted by the mainstream?

Isabel Lara, [email protected]
April 28, 2022

Washington D.C., April 28, 2022 -- All Things Considered weekend host Michel Martin delivered the prestigious lecture at The Herblock Prize awards ceremony held at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., on April 26.

Patricia Guadalupe
April 27, 2022

The Los Angeles-based political cartoonist was honored at the Library of Congress with the prestigious Herblock Prize for his "courage and unapologetic focus" on issues.

WASHINGTON — One of the nation's first syndicated Latino cartoonists was honored at a ceremony Tuesday at the Library of Congress, the recipient of the one of the nation's top prizes in editorial cartooning.

Michael Cavna
April 26, 2022

The first Latino winner of the Herblock Prize creates art about immigration, vaccine hesitancy and Jan. 6

Lalo Alcaraz was 13 when his father, a landscaper and plant nursery worker in the San Diego area, was killed in a Tijuana car accident. As the child of non-English-speaking immigrants, young Lalo was soon calling his father’s clients to let them know. Instead of expressing sympathy, though, one customer coldly asked him for the phone number of a replacement gardener.

Jayla Johnson
February 02, 2022

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The Dothan Houston County Library is offering a walk through time for Black History Month.

The main branch of the library is displaying the Long March exhibit from the Herb Block Foundation featuring political cartoons from the Civil Rights era.

The exhibit displays the work of legendary Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block, famously known as “Herblock.”

Matt Wuerker and Krystal Campos
November 01, 2021
Liza Donnelly
October 08, 2021

At a time when the world needs new ways to connect, there are fewer opportunities for people whose life's work is to help us do precisely that.

Matt Bors
October 01, 2021

Political cartooning is a dying profession, but there are more cartoons with politics than ever.

Michael Cavna
June 15, 2021

Ruben Bolling was at his daughter’s high school graduation ceremony in Manhattan when he got word. Out in Santa Fe, Marty Two Bulls Sr. was driving to get coffee when his Instagram alerts poured in. And in Southern California, Lalo Alcaraz was preparing for a Zoom meeting at his Hollywood job when he got a cryptic text: “You got robbed.”