Jack Ohman
Like a box of chocolates, you never know what you might get.
Recent Work
About
Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee prides himself on being cliché-free so that, not unlike a box of chocolates, you never know what you might get. In 2016 the Pulitzer judges in 2016 said his cartoons “convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colors and textures.” In fact, his agile mind has guided his pointed pen for nearly 40 years—since before he became the youngest syndicated editorial cartoonist at age 19—entertaining and enraging millions of readers.
Professional experience
The Sacramento Bee
The Oregonian
Detroit Free Press
The Columbus Dispatch
Private
In addition to editorial cartooning, Ohman writes editorials and columns, and he has authored 11 books, four on the subject of fly fishing. A native of St. Paul, Minn., he earned his B.A. in History from the University Honors Program at Portland State University. He is married and has three children.
Awards
2016 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 finalist
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award
SDX Mark of Excellence Award
National Headliner Award
Scripps Howard Foundation Award
Best of the West Award
The Minnesota Daily Harrison E. Salisbury Distinguished Alumni Award