Walt Handelsman Bio

Walt Handelsman

Walt Handelsman is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and animator for the New Orleans Advocate. One of the mostly widely reprinted cartoonists in America, Handelsman's work frequently runs in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune.

Handelsman, has won every major journalism award for cartooning excellence, including: The 2007 and 1997 Pulitzer Prize, the 1993 and 1989 National Headliner Award, the 1992 Society of Professional Journalists Award, the 1996 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the 2003 Scripps Howard National Journalism award. 

Walt taught himself Flash animation and now creates animated editorial cartoons for the New Orleans Advocate. Previously his animated cartoons were viewed by millions of fans across the Internet on Newsday's (New York, NY) site.

Before joining New Orleans Advocate in 2013, Walt worked for Newsday, The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, The Scranton Times and a chain of 13 Suburban Baltimore weeklies. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Handelsman worked in design and sales for a Baltimore advertising agency before becoming a cartoonist.

Walt is the author of several collections of his editorial cartoons as well as a children's book.

Walt Handelsman Samples

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Handelsman; Obama; trade deal; Senate Republicans.

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Handelsman; cancer charity scams; medicine; bloodsucking leeches.

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Handelsman; cancer charity scams; medicine; bloodsucking leeches.

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Handelsman; Common Core; Louisiana legislature; education.

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