IT’S ONLY Wednesday, and Adam Zyglis is already having a banner week on the medals podium.
Zyglis, the editorial cartoonist for the Buffalo News, has just been named the 2015 recipient of the Grambs Aronson Award for Cartooning with a Conscience, as presented by Hunter College in New York.
“I was quite surprised and honored to win the Aronson Award,” Zyglis tells The Post’s Comic Riffs. “Looking through the list of past recipients is humbling.”
The Aronson Award recognizes socially aware cartooning “that pursues the common good.”
“This carries a special weight with me, with human rights and social justice being close to my professional heart,” Zyglis tells Comic Riffs. “Receiving something like this encourages me to focus on these issues even more, especially with social injustice on the front burner in many places right now.”
Zyglis also learned this week that he’s the 2015 runner-up in the 81st National Headliner Awards, as presented by the Press Club of Atlantic City.
Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic won the National Headliner Award for editorial cartooning, and Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News/Philly.com took the bronze.
The venerable Headliner Awards, which have been presented for eight decades, recognize “journalistic merit in the communications industry.”
The Aronson Awards celebration will be April 24 at Hunter College.
“I’m extremely fortunate to have my work recognized,” Zyglis says, “with so much good journalism being produced out there.”
Adam Zyglis’s Aronson-winning portfolio: