Tuesday, December 14, 2010

For Immediate Release: Cartoonist Among Year's Best

December 14, 2010
Contact: Richard Bartholomew
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Bartholomew Among Year's Best Cartoonists
Gretna, LA — For the sixth consecutive year, Richard Bartholomew’s work has been selected for the book, “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year”. The Pelican Publishing Company, in cooperation of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, publishes the annual collection. Two of Bartholomew's cartoons were included in the 2011 edition: "We'll Always Have Facebook", and "BP Cleanup Operations".

Since 1972, “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year,” edited by Charles Brooks, has highlighted the best work of U.S. and Canadian cartoonists. Brooks is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and former long-time cartoonist for the Birmingham News.
"I am honored to be selected by Mr. Brooks for a sixth year in a row," said Bartholomew. "His annual books continue to inspired and teach this important art form.”

Dallas native Richard Bartholomew is a seventh-generation Texan. He and his wife, Dana, live in Pflugerville, Texas. His first editorial cartoon feature appeared in a local newspaper, the Metro County Line, in September 1995. A year later his work was recognized nationally when he was awarded an Outstanding Entry Award in the John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, sponsored by Columbia College Chicago.

Since 2006, his work has been syndicated by Artizans, become part of the permanent collections of the University of Texas Center for American History, the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia, and the Ohio State Cartoon Library and Museum.
In May, Richard received the ‘Award of Excellence’ in the 10th annual International Editorial Cartoon Competition, hosted by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom, for his cartoon ‘The Prophet’.

In addition to his appearances in the Pflugerville Pflag and news outlets across the U.S. and Canada, Bartholomew’s political cartoons and caricatures have appeared statewide on the editorial pages of the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Business Journal, The Quorum Report, and the Waco Tribune-Herald.

His caricatures have appeared in The Washington Post, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Texas Observer, The Austin Chronicle, and D Magazine.

His animation work has appeared in two feature films, The Quest for Camelot (Warner Bros., 1997) and The Prince of Egypt (DreamWorks, 1998). Richard received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980.

Bartholomew has been an award-winning designer and illustrator for 30 years. He began specializing in humorous illustration and cartooning in 1984 when he was hired by Texas Monthly Press to illustrate the 1985 Texas Characters Datebook, featuring caricatures of famous Texans.

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