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Walt Handelsman

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Walt Handelsman will speak at the Flagler Forum lecture series on Feb. 11.

Jan. 24, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Walt Handelsman will be the guest speaker at the next installment of the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy lecture series on Feb. 11.

The lecture, “Deadlines and Headlines: Cartoons and Animations with Walt Handelsman,” will be a fast-paced look at the world of politics, social commentary and visual opinion filled with dozens of pieces created by Handelsman, who recently joined the staff of the New Orleans Advocate.

Prior to joining the Louisiana daily, the two-time Pulitzer winner had worked for Newsday since 2001.

One of the mostly widely reprinted cartoonists in America, Handelsman’s work can be seen in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune. He has been a featured guest on CNN, FOX and ABC’s “Nightline.”

Handelsman is the author of seven collections of his editorial cartoons as well as a children’s book published in 1995 and has won every major journalism award for cartooning excellence including: the 1989 and 1993 National Headliner Award, the 1992 Society of Professional Journalists Award, the 1996 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2003 Scripps Howard National Journalism Award and in 1997 and 2007, the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007, he became the first person to win the Pulitzer Prize for animation.

Before joining Newsday, Handelsman worked for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans (1989-2001), The Scranton Times (1985-1989) and a chain of 13 Suburban Baltimore weeklies (1982-1985).

He holds a general studies degree in advertising
from the University of Cincinnati and worked in layout, design and sales for a Baltimore advertising agency before becoming a cartoonist.

Handelsman’s lecture will take place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided.
Call (904) 819-6400 for more information.