The family celebration was to have been a simple one: soda, dessert and a few high-fives around the dinner table to congratulate the middle child for graduating pre-k and the oldest on his upcoming transition to middle school.
In a move of literal and figurative historic proportions, plans call for the Cyclorama to leave Grant Park, its home of more than a century, and relocate to a new facility at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.
See Flashback Fotos on myajc.com for only 99 cents. Visit the MyAJC archives for a historic look at Atlanta from Midtown in the 70s to Auburn Avenue and even life here before traffic jams on the interstates.
Political cartoons from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Pulitzer Prize winner
Mike Luckovich, editorial cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1995 and 2006. The 2006 award citation praised his “powerful cartoons on an array of issues, drawn with a simple but piercing style.”
Luckovich began his career at the Greenville News, then went to work for the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1985, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He joined the AJC in 1989.
He has received several awards, including: Overseas Press Club (1990 and 1993), National Headliner Award (1992 and 2006), Robert F. Kennedy Award for cartoons (1994), Rueben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society (2006), Thomas Nast Award (2006), Sigma Delta Chi Award (2006) and Scripps Howard Award (2009).
Luckovich is syndicated in 150 newspapers and occasionally appears on NPR. His cartoons are frequently reprinted in national publications including Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time.
He is the author of two book of cartoons. The most recent, Four More Wars was published in 2006.