Joel Pett
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Joel Pett

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Editorial Cartoonist


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Joel Pett

Joel PettPulitzer Prize Winning Editorial Cartoonist

Joel Pett’s Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoons have appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines worldwide, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Times of London, the Boston Globe and the Katmandu Times. Magazine credits include Time, Newsweek, Business Week, and MAD.

Pett received the 1999 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the 1995, 2007, 2010 and 2011 Global Media Awards for cartoons on population and sustainability issues, and an Emmy for television commentary. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 1989, 1998, and 2011, is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, a past Pulitzer juror, and has conducted three overseas seminars on editorial cartooning as a guest speaker of the U.S. State Department.

Pett has also shared his blend of deceptively simple and provocative humor on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and as a guest lecturer at dozens of venues, including Washington’s Newseum, Boston’s John F. Kennedy Library, Indiana University, Whitman College, Ohio State University, Brandeis University, and many more.


Most Popular Presentations of a Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist 

What’s So Funny About Politics?  (hint:  almost everything!)

Mockery, Satire and Ridicule:  Why They’re Great American Values

Green is the new Red, White and Blue:  Environmental Cartoons and Politics

Should Women Rule the World?  (Could they do worse?):  Gender Humor in Cartoons

Money is speech…it can also buy a lot of silence:  The Role Money Plays in Politics as Seen Through the Eyes of an Editorial Cartoonist

A Healthy Dose of Humor:  Medicine and Politics



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