One by one, business owners said in court this week they felt intimidated by DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis when he asked for campaign contributions, and they feared losing work from the county if they didn’t pay up.
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.