Joel Pett

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist

Real Cartoons in the Age of Fake News



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, and he was a Pulitzer finalist in 1989, 1998, and 2011.

Joel Pett is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and a past Pulitzer juror. He has conducted three overseas seminars on editorial cartooning as a guest of the U.S. State Department.

Pett has shared his blend of deceptively simple and provocative humor on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and he was a guest lecturer at dozens of venues that include Washington D.C. Newseum, Boston’s John F. Kennedy Library, Indiana University, and Brandeis University.