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Auth, William Anthony (1942 - 2014)

Tony Auth original cartoon artwork

Better known as Tony Auth, he is the current editorial cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1971 to 2012. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 and the Herblock Prize in 2005. Jules Feiffer has described Tony Auth best, "His perspective is that of a bemused and often angry comic historian. Irony, never a favorite form with Americans, is his meat and potatoes. He is not smug, and though he can be mean, he is never mean-spirited. Auth was a moralist and an optimist. He insisted, even in this day and age, that hope is more than the name of a right-wing comedian or the shtick of a reactionary president."