RCFP Cartoon Auction

Chip Bok

"New York Values"

This original pen-and-ink drawing by Creators Syndicate cartoonist Chip Bok, a two-time winner of the National Cartoonist Society Best Editorial Cartoonist Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist, shows a group of First Responders demonstrating real "New York Values" to Ted Cruz. (Minimum bid $300)

Learn more about Chip, a member of the Reporters Committee's Steering Committee, and see additional examples of his work on his website, bokbluster.com.


Matt Davies

"Get real, kid."

Newsday's Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Davies, who is syndicated by Tribune Media Services, uses watercolor on this original work to illustrate the "wall" between opposing political camps. (Minimum bid $400)

Learn more about Matt, who is also a children's book author and illustrator, on the AAEC website and see his current work online at Newsday.


Liza Donnelly

"Judging by your clothes, I'd say you're in politics."

New Yorker/editorial cartoonist, author and speaker Liza Donnelly twists the sartorial choices of politicians from a Windsor knot to a balloon animal with this original ink-and-wash cartoon. (Minimum bid $300)

Learn more about Liza, see additional examples of her work and watch video clips from her TED talk on her website, lizadonnelly.com/. Donnelly will also be live drawing at the Reporters Committee awards dinner, and the artwork will be posted at rcfp.org/awardsdinner2016 afterward.


Liana Finck

"A Series of Tubes That Did Not Become the Internet"

New Yorker cartoonist and author Liana Finck is offering for the auction a portfolio of 26 original ink-on-paper drawings on everything from life and love to whale shoes. (Minimum bid for the collection $500)

Liana, a graphic novelist, also posts her work on Twitter @lianafinck and Instagram.


Steve Kelley (1/3)

"At this point, I'm undecided between anyone but Hillary and anyone but Trump ...."

Award-winning cartoonist Steve Kelley, who is distributed by Creators Syndicate, offers this set of three original works taking collectors through the sketch, ink and final color process of creating a cartoon. The three pieces are being offered for auction as a set. (Minimum bid for the set $500)

To learn more about Steve, to see additional examples of his work, and to find out why he's been on "The Tonight Show" seven times, see his AAEC profile.


Steve Kelley (2/3)

"At this point, I'm undecided between anyone but Hillary and anyone but Trump ...."

Award-winning cartoonist Steve Kelley, who is distributed by Creators Syndicate, offers this set of three original works taking collectors through the sketch, ink and final color process of creating a cartoon. The three pieces are being offered for auction as a set. (Minimum bid for the set $500)

To learn more about Steve, to see additional examples of his work, and to find out why he's been on "The Tonight Show" seven times, see his AAEC profile.


Steve Kelley (3/3)

"At this point, I'm undecided between anyone but Hillary and anyone but Trump ...."

Award-winning cartoonist Steve Kelley, who is distributed by Creators Syndicate, offers this set of three original works taking collectors through the sketch, ink and final color process of creating a cartoon. The three pieces are being offered for auction as a set. (Minimum bid for the set $500)

To learn more about Steve, to see additional examples of his work, and to find out why he's been on "The Tonight Show" seven times, see his AAEC profile.


Chan Lowe

"Your call this time ... Republican or Democrat?"

Berryman Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Chan Lowe, who is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency, uses ink-on-paper in this original work to anticipate voter "sentiment" at the polls in November. (Minimum bid $300)

Learn more about Chan, whose kinetic sculpture was exhibited at the National Gallery for Caricature and Cartoon Art, in his AAEC profile and see additional examples of his work on the TCA website.


Mike Luckovich

"Reporters are dangerous! When I'm president, they'll all be shipped back to Reporterstan! ..."

Atlanta Journal Constitution cartoonist Mike Luckovich, a Reuben and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner distributed by Creators Syndicate, drew this original ink-on-paper work specifically for the auction. (Minimum bid $400)

To learn more about this former door-to-door insurance salesman and to see additional examples of Mike's work, visit the Creators Syndicate website.


P.S. Mueller

"Jack and Jill went up the hill ...."

Lawyers, environmentalists and environmental lawyers will lead the list of those appreciating this ink-on-paper drawing from New Yorker cartoonist P.S. Mueller, one of two works he contributed to the auction. (Minimum bid $300)

To learn more about Pete, a.k.a. Onion Radio News reader/writer Doyle Redland, and to see more examples of his work, visit his website, psmueller.com.


P.S. Mueller

"Covering Media"

New Yorker cartoonist P.S. Mueller has it covered in this ink-on-paper drawing, one of two works he donated for the auction. (Minimum bid $300)

To learn more about Pete, a.k.a. Onion Radio News reader/writer Doyle Redland, and to see more examples of his work, visit his website, psmueller.com.


Jack Ohman

"Who among us can ever forget 7-11? ...."

It's a date to remember for 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee, who is syndicated by Tribune Media Services, in this original ink-on-paper drawing, one of two pieces donated for the auction. (Minimum bid $400)

To learn more about Jack and see more of his "wry, rueful perspectives," as the Pulitzer judges described it, visit The Sacramento Bee website.


Jack Ohman

"Long sentencing ...."

Former President Clinton is called out on both definitions of "long sentencing" by 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee, who is syndicated by Tribune Media Services, in this ink-on-paper original, one of two pieces donated by Jack for the auction. (Minimum bid $400)

To learn more about Jack and see more of his "wry, rueful perspectives," as the Pulitzer judges described it, visit The Sacramento Bee website.


Arnold Roth

Charlie Hebdo

This original watercolor by legendary cartoonist and illustrator Arnold Roth was produced as part of a collection for the AAEC publication "The Notebook" following the massacre at the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. (Minimum bid $500)

To learn more about Arnold, whose work has appeared in just about every publication ever, and to see more of his work, visit his website, arnoldroth.com.


Michael Shaw

"Please enjoy this culturally, ethnically, religiously, and politically correct cartoon responsibly. Thank you."

New Yorker cartoonist Michael Shaw re-drew for the auction this ink-on-paper cartoon (The New Yorker kept the first original) that ran in response to the massacre at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and soon went viral, with thousands of shares on the internet. (Minimum bid $300)

To learn more about Michael's story (and he's sticking to it) and to see his work, visit his website shawtoons.com. More about the viral reaction to this cartoon can be found on The Daily Edge.


Mike Smith

Hillary and Bernie

Not unlike the campaign, it's sometimes hard to tell who's winning in this ink-on-paper original of Hillary Clinton literally in Bernie Sanders' hair from the Las Vegas Sun's award-winning cartoonist Mike Smith. (Minimum bid $300)

For a look into "Smith's World," visit the Las Vegas Sun website.


Mick Stevens

"Ted was severely edited as a child."

If you look at this original pen-and-ink drawing by New Yorker cartoonist Mick Stevens and think, "That explains so much," then you get it. (Minimum bid $400)

To learn more about Mick and see other examples of his work, visit his website, mickstevens.com and hover over the drawing board.


Ann Telnaes

Trump and Christie

Pulitzer Prize winner and Disney-trained animator Ann Telnaes of The Washington Post created this "live" watercolor illustration of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie in March. (Minimum bid $300)

To learn more about Ann, who once designed window displays for FAO Schwarz, and to see additional examples of her work, visit her website, anntelnaes.com.


Tom Toles

"Forecast Edition"

Washington Post cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Toles, syndicated by Universal Uclick, predicts the headlines under President Trump in these "forecast editions" of the Boston Globe and Trump Times featured in this ink-on-paper cartoon. (Minimum bid $400)

More work from this former Buffalonian can be found on The Washington Post website.


Tom Toro

Crossword

Sixteen across: New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro has no intent to deceive with the tangled web he donated in this original ink-and-wash piece. (Minimum bid $300)

To learn more about Tom, see additional examples of his work, and find out how he got his big break, visit his website, tomtoro.com.


Garry Trudeau

"Trump Brand Insults"

This nine-panel Sunday strip original pencil drawing by "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau, who won the first Pulitzer for a comic strip, includes margin production notes. (Minimum bid $500)

For everything "Doonesbury" and more information about Garry, visit "GB Trudeau's Doonesbury" online.


Shannon Wheeler

"Sure he's Satan, root of evil, teller of lies, Prince of darkness, Lord of the Underworld. But he says what people are thinking."

Inspired by the debates, New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, who also created "Too Much Coffee Man," gets to the root of all politics in this original ink-and-wash piece. (Minimum bid $300)

Shannon's work and more info about the artist can be found on his Facebook page, by following him on Twitter, and on the TMCM website.


Signe Wilkinson

"Reporters Committee for Freedom of the WHAT?!!"

Signe Wilkinson, the first woman cartoonist to win a Pulitzer Prize, who is syndicated nationally by The Washington Post Writers Group, created this original watercolor work for the awards dinner auction. (Minimum bid $300)

To learn more about Signe, who was once designated the "Pennsylvania state vegetable substitute," see her AAEC profile and her own website.


Matt Wuerker

"Closer than it appears."

As Bill and Hillary Clinton forge a road back to the White House, Bernie Sanders is closing fast in this watercolor by Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Wuerker of Politico, who is syndicated by Universal Uclick. (Minimum bid $400)

More work from Matt, who according to his Twitter profile "likes to cross hatch ... a lot," can be found on the Politico website, and you can learn more about him in his AAEC profile.