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April 14, 2014

Dear Reader | Kudos to a Pulitzer-prize winning colleague

I’ll be mercifully short with this week’s column and let the pictures do the talking.

I’ll be mercifully short with this week’s column and let the pictures do the talking.

But I couldn’t let the announcement that Kevin Siers, editorial cartoonist at The Charlotte Observer, a fellow McClatchy News Co., news organization, had won the Pulitzer Prize go without remark.

For journalists, the Pulitzer’s are akin to Academy Awards, and as I believe these images show, Kevin’s talent is clearly Pulitzer-worthy.

The talents of editorial cartoonists are rare indeed. Somehow, these artists manage to distill a complex issue into a single image that captures its essence in a way that no amount of words or even photographs could do.

Or, as the judges described Siers’ work: “Thought provoking cartoons drawn with a sharp wit and bold artistic style.”

See what you think. Thanks for viewing, and reading.

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