Exclusive Humor Times interview with Jack Ohman, now available here and on the ‘Soapbox’ YouTube channel.
Humor Times editor James Israel sat down with Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman for an in-depth interview you won’t want to miss!
The interview originally aired on Access Sacramento TV on Monday, June 6th, as part of a series called “Soapbox Sacramento,” a progressive talk show which airs every Monday evening. It is now available on the Soapbox YouTube channel, embedded below.
The Pulitzer Prize award announcement was made on Monday, April 18, 2016, and is journalism’s highest honor. The citation noted that Ohman, 55, drew “cartoons that convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colors and textures.”
Jack Ohman joined The Sacramento Bee in 2013. He previously drew cartoons for the Oregonian, the Columbus Dispatch and the Detroit Free Press. Tribune Media Services syndicates his work to more than 200 newspapers (including the Humor Times).
A native Minnesotan, Jack has won the Scripps Foundation Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the national SPJ Award, and he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and the Herblock Prize in 2013.
The Bee notes that, “Since arriving in Sacramento, Ohman has established himself as a prominent voice on politics and social issues through his cartoons, a weekly humor column, a blog and via his alter ego, fictional California politician Joe King.”
The Humor Times has featured Ohman’s cartoons since July 2013, along with the work of many other of the nation’s finest editorial cartoonists. The monthly political humor magazine, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary in April with an event featuring comedian Will Durst in Sacramento, also features humor columns, fake news (ala The Onion), non-political cartoons and much more, and is available by subscription all over the world, in print or digital formats.
Jack Ohman can be found on Twitter @JACKOHMAN.
“Soapbox Sacramento” is the longest running live progressive television show in Sacramento, and was founded by Jeanie Keltner, who retired from the show last year. It now features a rotating panel of hosts, including Joy Halstead, Lola Ellis and James Israel.
Enjoy the show here, or view it on Soapbox’s YouTube channel: