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Washington, D.C. Event: “Jumping From Print to Pixels: Cartoons Adapt to the Digital Revolution”

Date: 6:30pm EDT April 16, 2014 Location: The National Press Club

The National Press Club

Meet local alumni, parents, and admitted students, and spend the evening with one of L&C’s outstanding alumni - Matt Wuerker ’79, recipient of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and Lewis & Clark’s 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Enjoy a reception and a talk by Matt about adapting to the digital revolution as a cartoonist, including examples of some of his prize-winning cartoons.

Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.

Reception and presentation
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C.

Matt Wuerker ’79 on Jumping from Print to Pixels: Cartoons Adapt to the Digital Revolution

Event Registration

The cost of the event is $10, which includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Call our office main line at 503.768.7950 if you encounter any problems with the online registration or have any questions.

More on the Speaker

Matt Wuerker has been the staff editorial cartoonist and illustrator for Politico since it’s launch in 2007. He previously had a successful freelance career, with cartoons published widely over 30 years in newspapers and magazines including the Los Angeles Times, Washington PostSmithsonian, and the Nation. “I like the usefulness of good political cartoons and imagery,” says Wuerker. “There’s something very satisfying about contributing to the ongoing political conversation and there’s also something very satisfying when you succeed in making people laugh.”

 Wuerker won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize Award for editorial cartooning in recognition of “his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfed Washington.” Editor-in-chief John Harris called Wuerker “emblematic of the spirit of Politico. He knows that politics is serious stuff…but he also knows that covering politics and telling the story of politics should be a hell of a lot of fun. Nobody’s having more fun in this business than Matt Wuerker.”

Wuerker is also the recipient of the 2010 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning at the Library of Congress. A long-time member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Wuerker currently serves as the association’s vice president. He is also on the board of the Cartoonists Rights Network International. Two collections of his cartoons have been published.