Press Releases

March 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Rob Rogers has been named the winner of the 2021 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.

March 04, 2020

Monday, March 16th - Update - 

The Herblock Prize & Lecture event at the Library of Congress on April 6, 2020 has been cancelled.

Due to the closing of the Library of Congress and concerns over coronavirus The Herb Block Foundation decided that it is in everyone's best interest to cancel the event.

March 07, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC, Thursday, March 07, 2019 – Matt Davies is the 2019 Herblock Prize winner for editorial cartooning. He is the first recipient to receive the award a second time.

March 05, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC, Monday, March 05, 2018 – Ward Sutton has been named the winner of the 2018 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.

Ward Sutton has been creating biting editorial cartoons for The Boston Globe since 2008. He experiments with size and format, often producing multi-panel cartoons that can read like a graphic novel. In 2010, his full-page “Tea Party Comics” won a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers.

February 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, Wednesday, February 23th, 2017 – Ruben Bolling, pen name for Ken Fisher, has been named the winner of the 2017 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.

Ruben Bolling is the author of the weekly comic strip “Tom the Dancing Bug,” distributed by Andrews McMeel Syndication to many newspapers across North America.  It also appears on:, one of the most linked-to websites in the world;, the U.S.’s largest progressive blog; and, the largest comic strip website.

February 23, 2016
Mark Fiore has been named the winner of the 2016 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Fiore is the first to win the Prize with all animated cartoon entries. 
March 02, 2015
Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) has been named the winner of the 2015 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. KAL is the international award winning editorial cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist magazine. KAL's work for The Sun and The Economist has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide, including The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, Le Monde and Der Spiegel. His cartoons are distributed worldwide by Cartoonarts International and the New York Times Syndicate.
March 04, 2014
Jen Sorensen was named the winner of the 2014 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Sorensen is the first female to win the Prize since it began in 2004. Jen Sorensen’s cartoons appear in approximately twenty alternative newspapers, including her local weekly, The Austin Chronicle. They are also published regularly in The Nation, Ms. Magazine, The Progressive, Politico, and on a variety of websites, including Daily Kos and Sorensen serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State University.
February 25, 2013
Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Perkins is the creator of the weekly political cartoon, This Modern World, which appears in approximately 80 papers, mostly altweeklies. He is the editor of the comics section he created in April 2011 on Daily Kos. His cartoons have been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report and The Economist. He lives outside of New Haven, Connecticut with his wife and their son.
May 11, 2012
Today, Dr. Robert Russell, the Executive Director of the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI), announced the winners of the 2012 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award as decided by a unanimous vote of the CRNI Board of Directors. The winners are Ali Ferzat, from Syria, and Aseem Trivedi, from India.