Mike Keefe Wins Pulitzer

I’m very pleased to announce that Mike Keefe, who is syndicated by Cagle Cartoons and is a long-time staffer for The Denver Post,  is the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, the highest award any member of the media can win.

The Pulitzer judges said he was awarded the prize “for his widely ranging cartoons that employ a loose, expressive style to send strong, witty messages..”

Keefe is a two-time Fischetti Award winner, and has also won both the Sigma Delta Chi Award and the National Headliner Award. This is his first Pulitzer, although he was a Pulitzer juror in 1997 and 1998.

“I am gobsmacked,” Keefe told The Post. “In recent years, the Pulitzer has gone to much younger folks, who are newer in the business. I thought my day had passed.” (Here’s a pic of Keefe getting congratulated by his Editorial Page Editor upon hearing the news)

Here is a slideshow featuring all 20 of Keefe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoons.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

6 replies on “Mike Keefe Wins Pulitzer”

Congratulations to Mr. Keefe, great artist and wonderful cartoonist!!! With mi sincere admiration, since Costa Rica.
Arcadio Esquivel.

Your “cartoon” re Arizona’s immigration issues was not the least bit amusing! Shame on you!
If you wish to denigrate law enforcement in Arizona whu don’t you expose your well being and live along the border wirh the family whose’s family member was killed last year by illegal(s) immigrant on his own ranch!

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