The Pulitzer prizes were announced today, and the winner in the Editorial Cartooning category is Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
I listened to an interview with Mr. Lukovich on NPR today discussing one of the cartoons he submitted, and which presumably helped him win the prestigious award.
Mr. Lukovich created his cartoon in the days leading up to the “milestone” of 2,000 American soldiers giving their lives in the Iraq war. While he was unable to earn his prize by literally standing on the backs of fallen servicemen and women, he did the next best thing. He created a cartoon out of their names:
Listening to Mr. Lukovich on NPR today, I concluded that the question deserved an answer, even if the man asking it did not.
My answer is below. It is only a partial answer, and there are many others, but I don’t think Mr. Lukovich will ever understand any of them.
More on the Pulitzers at Michelle’s