Award winning cartoonist addresses Flagler Forum

300-Walt-HandelsmanCartoonist Walt Handelsman will be the guest speaker at the next installment of the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy lecture series, according to an announcement received by Historic City News this week.

Handelsman is the author of seven collections of editorial cartoons as well as a children’s book published in 1995 and has won every major journalism award for cartooning excellence including: the 1989 and 1993 National Headliner Award, the 1992 Society of Professional Journalists Award, the 1996 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2003 Scripps Howard National Journalism Award and in 1997 and 2007, the Pulitzer Prize.

“Deadlines and Headlines: Cartoons and Animations with Walt Handelsman,” will be a fast-paced look at the world of politics, social commentary and visual opinion filled with dozens of pieces created by Handelsman; who’s lecture will take place on February 11th, in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, located at 14 Granada Street, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided.

One of the mostly widely reprinted cartoonists in America, Handelsman’s work can be seen in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune. He has been a featured guest on CNN, FOX and ABC’s “Nightline.” Since 2001, he worked for Newsday; and recently joined the staff of the Louisiana daily, “New Orleans Advocate”.

Before joining Newsday, Handelsman worked for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans (1989-2001), The Scranton Times (1985-1989) and a chain of 13 Suburban Baltimore weeklies (1982-1985).

Handelsman holds a general studies degree in advertising from the University of Cincinnati and worked in layout, design and sales for a Baltimore advertising agency before becoming a cartoonist.

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