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"Drawing the Line" with Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman illustration

The Friends of the Madden Library and The Maddy Institute present Drawing the Line with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoonist, Jack Ohman.

Hear how The Sacramento Bee Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist visualizes news each day, arriving at his often biting view of political leaders and their decisions. Jack Ohman will speak and demonstrate his editorial drawing technique.

“Drawing the Line” Event

  • Friday, November 18, 2016
    • Reception: 6:00 p.m. Hors d’œuvres and no-host beer/wine bar
    • Program: 6:45 p.m.
  • Outside the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery in the Henry Madden Library (2nd floor, North Wing)
  • Parking and admission are free for this event.
  • RSVP on eRsvp form using "LIBOHMAN"

Jack Ohman is the editorial cartoonist for The Sacramento Bee, as well as an associate editor, writing a weekly column and several editorials each week. Before joining The Bee in 2013, Ohman worked for The Oregonian, the Detroit Free Press and The Columbus Dispatch. His work is syndicated to 200 newspapers by Tribune Content Agency.

Over four decades in journalism, Ohman has been recognized with numerous awards. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, and won the 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2009 Society of Professional Journalists Award, the 2011 Scripps Howard Foundation Journalism Award, the 2002 National Headliner Award and the 1995 Overseas Press Club Thomas Nast Award, among others. In 2013, he was runner-up for the Herblock Prize.

Ohman is the immediate past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. A native of Minnesota, he has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University Honors Program at Portland State University. He is the author of 10 books, four on the subject of fly fishing.

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