Walt Handelsman

Editorial cartoons by a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and animator

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Walt Handelsman

Walt Handelsman is the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist for Newsday. He joined the paper in February of 2001.

Before that, Walt worked for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans from 1989-2001, The Scranton (PA) Times from 1985-1989, and a chain of 13 Baltimore and Washington suburban weeklies from 1982-1985.

Walt, 51, a graduate of The University of Cincinnati, creates cartoons that appear in over 200 newspapers around the country and internationally. They are frequently reprinted in Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.

In early 2006, Walt taught himself Flash animation and now creates animated editorial cartoons that are viewed by zillions of fans across the Internet.

In addition to Handelsman’s two Pulitzers, he has also been awarded two National Headliner Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, The Scripps Howard National Journalism Award and The 2007 Online News Association's Best Online Commentary Award for his animations.

He is the author of eight collections of his editorial cartoons as well as a children’s book published in 1995.

He lives with his wife, Jodie, and two sons, James and Billy, on Long Island.

>> Watch all of Walt Handelsman's animations

Giants/Jets... A topsy-turvy year!

Sketch: LIRR Scam Train

Sketch: Giants/Jets

House Assessment

New $100 Bill

Sketch: New $100 Bill

DC Mess

DC Mess

Pumpkin Carving

Sketch: Tea party pumpkin carving

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