TWO DECADES after Jim Morin won his first Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, the Miami Herald veteran now has a matching bookend.
Morin, who joined the Herald in 1978, was named the winner of the 2017 editorial cartooning Pulitzer on Monday for a portfolio that “delivered sharp perspectives through flawless artistry, biting prose and crisp wit,” according to a five-person jury.
Morin called the honor “very satisfying” — especially because, he told The Post’s Comic Riffs on Monday, “I’m always dissatisfied with what I do, and keep trying to change and explore to improve the drawings.”
His winning cartoons ranged from the 2016 presidential campaign to restroom politics to the Flint, Mich., water crisis.
Morin, a Syracuse alum who was born in Washington, was a Pulitzer finalist in 1977 — the year before he joined the Herald — and again in 1990. He first won the Prize in 1996.
“It’s amazing to be honored toward the end of your career,” he said.
Morin’s trophy shelf includes the 2007 Herblock Prize, the 2000 Fischetti Award and the 1999 Thomas Nast Society Award.
The 2017 finalists were past Pulitzer winner Steve Sack of the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) — who last month won the Overseas Press Club’s Thomas Nast Award — and past Herblock Prize recipient Jen Sorensen, who is a freelancer.
The Pulitzer jury included two cartoonists — 2014 Pulitzer winner Kevin Siers of the Charlotte Observer and 2015 Pulitzer winner Adam Zyglis of the Buffalo News — in addition to three other journalists.
This post has been updated.