Type: Editorial Cartoon
Frequency: 5x Weekly
As a youngster growing up in West Bend, Wis., Stuart Carlson exhibited a knack for cartooning at a tender age, sometimes drawing on the walls of his parents' apartment with lipstick. He eventually graduated to pen and ink and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978 at the University of Wisconsinâ€“Milwaukee. Before joining the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 1983, he a was reporter, cartoonist and editor for a weekly newspaper and a small daily newspaper in Wisconsin.
After a 25-year career with the Journal Sentinel, Carlson took a buyout from the newspaper, but not before amassing numerous awards. His ability to translate current events into cogent visual statements has won him the John Fischetti Award; best cartoonist by the National Press Foundation; many "best cartoon of the year" honors from the Milwaukee Press Club; the Robert W. Gillespie Sentinel Staff Award for Excellence; and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Young Alumni Award.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Barron's, Playboy magazine and on ABC News' "Nightline."
Carlson lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Mary, in a maintenance-intensive Victorian that could do with a fresh coat of paint.