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Pen & Ink Politics: Polarization and the Pandemic

This exhibit of editorial cartoons illustrates the different perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Presidential Election. Featuring the work of cartoonists from around the country and the world, its purpose is to emphasize the intensity of the discourse on these issues while providing and forum for open discussion. 

Venture through this self-guided exhibit and explore our timeline of cartoons starting with the emergence of a mysterious virus in January 2020 through the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

Take a moment to leave your mark, sharing your reactions to the exhibit and the events of 2020.

When:  Fall Quarter 2020
Where:  Government Publications, Maps, Microforms & Newspapers, ground floor Suzzallo Library

Criteria for Selection

Cartoons selected for the exhibit must be about candidates, people, and issues related to the 2020 United States Presidential election or the COVID-19 pandemic

Cartoonists included in the exhibit must have been either:

  • cartoonist must be the winner of or nominee for a major editorial cartooning award
  • cartoonist must have been employed at or regularly syndicated by a major newspaper.

Cartoonists featured

  • Ann Telnaes, Washington Post, progressive
  • Chip Bok, independent cartoonist, conservative
  • David Horsey, Seattle Times, progressive
  • Henry Payne, Detroit News, conservative
  • Jen Sorenson, independent cartoonist, progressive 
  • John Cole, Times Tribune, progressive
  • Kevin Kallaugher, Counterpoint (formerly Baltimore Sun), progressive
  • Lisa Benson, Washington Post Writer's Group, conservative
  • Michael Ramirez, Las Vegas Journal-Review, conservative
  • Mike Lester, Washington Post Writer's Group, conservative
  • Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, progressive
  • Nate Beeler, Counterpoint (formerly Columbus Dispatch)
  • Nick Anderson, Counterpoint, progressive
  • Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, progressive
  • Peter Brookes, The London Times, fairly centrist
  • Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune, conservative
  • Signe Wilkinson, Philadelphia Inquirer, progressive
  • Steve Kelley, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, conservative
  • Steve Sack, Star Tribune, progressive
  • Tom Toles, Washington Post, progressive