Nick Anderson

Cartoonist, Award Winner


Who is Nick Anderson?

Nick Anderson is an American editorial cartoonist. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his work with the Louisville Courier-Journal. The judges credited his "unusual graphic style that produced extraordinarily thoughtful and powerful messages." He currently draws cartoons for the Houston Chronicle; the newspaper's Web site maintains a blog for his cartoons and video animations.

His artwork is characterized by a painterly style due to his use of Corel's Painter software, which he uses in conjunction with the Wacom Cintiq computer monitor. He has been designated a "Painter Master" by The Corel Corpoaration. His cartoons have been featured in a series of instructional books, The Painter X Wow! Book by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis.

In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, he has won the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award in 2000, the 2011 National Press Foundation's Berryman Award and two-time winner of the John Fischetti Award given by Columbia College in Chicago. While drawing cartoons for The Ohio State University Lantern, he was recognized with The Charles M. Schulz Award for best college cartoonist in The United States.

One of his questions, submitted in animated form, was used in the Republican CNN-YouTube presidential debates, which aired on November 28, 2007.

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  • United States of America
  • Ohio State University
Lived in
  • Toledo
  • Louisville

on July 23, 2013


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