March 6, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial Cartoons
8 Responses to “2010 SC Press Association Award”
I’m proud to announce I won the 2010 SCPA award for cartooning yesterday at the annual awards banquet in Columbia. This is one of the 3 cartoons entered in the competition.
This is my second award for cartoons in 2010. The other was a citation for excellence in the international Ranan Lurie United Nations Editorial Cartooning Awards.
Robert, congratulations and as always, very well deserved. I look forward to all of your cartoons and am glad that others recognize your talents!!!
Congratulations! Well deserved!
Thanks so much!
Awesome job Robert! Congrats! We are so proud to have you here in SC!
How many cartoonists are there in SC?
Rich, that’s a good question. The award is given to cartoons and humorous illustrations( apples and oranges in my book) because even a few years ago there were only 3 full time cartoonists working in SC- I guess with so few, they couldn’t just have an editorial cartoonist category.
To my knowledge, I’m the last full time editorial cartoonist working in SC. They gave a third place to Roger Harvell from the Greenville News in this year’s award( there was no second place ) even though Roger was unceremoniously fired in 2008 -a year before me. He still does local and SC cartoons for them. No way would I do that for The State- I won’t even let them buy my cartoons through syndication.
WOW. I guess unless you are a full-time ‘working cartoonist’, you don’t even show up on your radar, huh Mr. A? I am not a ‘full-time working cartoonist’….but I was the one who won 2nd place this year in the SC Press Association. I actually work a fulltime (40+ hours per week job, teach classes 4 nights a week at my alma mater Piedmot Technical College and draw my toons mostly on the weekends…when I don’t have family stuff planned with my wife and kids). There’s also another very good inkslinger in Charleston named Steve Stegelin. He is only a lowly ‘part-time stringer’ like me. I am the one who has won 1st place in the SC Press Association 4 out of the last 6 years. I came in 2nd to you twice. You are officially ‘put on notice’……both Mr. Stegelin and I are BOTH gunning for you….don’t get too comfy!
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