Friday, March 31, 2006


March 31, 2006

Richard Bartholomew

Pflugerville Cartoonist Among Best of Year

Gretna, LA — Richard Bartholomew’s editorial cartoon “Social Security” has been included in the book, “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2006 Edition.” The annual collection is edited by Charles Brooks and published by the Pelican Publishing Company with the cooperation of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Since 1972, “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year” has highlighted the best work of both U.S. and Canadian cartoonists. “I am excited and honored to be one of the cartoonists selected by Mr. Brooks,” declared Bartholomew. “His annual overview of political cartooning has been an inspiration to me for nearly 20 years.” Brooks is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and former long-time cartoonist for the Birmingham News.

In August, Bartholomew’s “Social Security” and “Identity Theft” each won top prizes in the Annual Homer Davenport Days International Cartoon Contest in Silverton, Oregon. In 2004, Bartholomew’s “Al-Cicada” won the Davenport contest’s grand prize and in 1996 he won 3rd place with “MIGs.” Bartholomew won an Outstanding Entry Award in the 1996 John Fischetti contest with “CREEP - Committee to RE-Elect the President.” Columbia College Chicago awards the Fischetti annually.

His cartoons have appeared in many major publications, including the Austin American-Statesman, the Washington Post, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Waco Herald-Tribune, the Austin Business Journal, North Dallas People,, and the Metro County Line (Pflugerville), and in the collection of the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia.

Bartholomew is also an animator who worked on Warner Bros.’ “Quest for Camelot” and DreamWorks’ “Prince of Egypt.”

Born in Dallas, Bartholomew has lived in Pflugerville, Texas since 1987 where he began his political cartooning career in 1995. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at Austin in 1980.

His e-mail is His award-winning cartoons are available online:

“Social Security”

“Identity Theft”




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