Background about Joel Pett
Pett, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for editorial
cartoons, has been the editorial cartoonist at the Lexington
Herald-Leader since 1984. His cartoons have appeared
in hundreds of newspapers and magazines nationwide, including
The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The
Philadelphia Daily News, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, George, Business Week, Ms. and Discover.
Having observed life in more than 25 countries,
from his boyhood home in Nigeria, down the Amazon, to Red Square,
and beyond, Pett sums up his philosophy simply: "Hello,
God? Listen, we could use some help down here."
In addition to winning the Pulitzer, Pett is the 1995 and 2010 winner
of the Global Media Award for cartoons on population
He has served as president of the Association of American Editorial
Pett's cartoon collections are available in four paperback collections,
the latest being "Just Don't Inhale." Joel Pett is proudest
of his college intramural golf title and of shutting out a University
of Kentucky basketball player in a game of HORSE. His list of embarrassments
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