Vaughn Shoemaker

Cartoonist, Award Winner

1902 – 1991

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Who was Vaughn Shoemaker?

Vaughn Richard Shoemaker was an American editorial cartoonist. He won the 1938 and 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning and created the character John Q. Public.

Shoemaker started his career at the Chicago Daily News and spent 22 years there. His 1938 Pulitzer cartoon for the paper was "The Road Back", featuring a World War I soldier marching back to war. The 1947 winning cartoon for the paper was "Still Racing His Shadow", featuring "new wage demands" of workers trying to outrun his shadow "cost of living". He went on to work for the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago American, and Chicago Today. By his 1972 retirement he had drawn over 14,000 cartoons.

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Born
Aug 11, 1902
Chicago
Also known as
  • Vaughn Richard Shoemaker
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Employment
  • Chicago Daily News
  • New York Herald Tribune
Died
Aug 18, 1991
Carol Stream

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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