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PULITZER 2003 - Editorial Cartooning: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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PULITZER 2003 - Editorial Cartooning: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Horsey in search of a new buggy?

David Horsey's first Pulitzer Prize in 1999 brought tangible benefits beyond the thrill and satisfaction of winning. He moved his editorial cartoons from a package with King Features Syndicate to individual distribution with Tribune Media Services -- and they now appear in about 250 newspapers. And the Seattle Post-Intelligencer asked him to get involved in more aspects of his home newspaper, including long- range planning.

So now that the P-I staffer has pulled off the unusual feat of winning a second cartooning Pulitzer, are there any other tangible benefits to be had in the future?

"A company car," joked Horsey. "How about a company Maserati?"

Actually, Horsey plans to use his latest Pulitzer as incentive to keep working as hard as possible. His cartoons will be especially scrutinized now, and "I don't want to embarrass myself!"

Cartoons about the embarrassing Clinton-Lewinsky scandal were among the drawings that brought Horsey his 1999 Pulitzer. This time, he took on weightier issues, such as corporate corruption, the lead-up to the Iraq war, and the Bush administration's radical policy changes in areas ranging from homeland security to taxes to the environment. …

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