On August 1, 1965, Herblock
published a cartoon in The Washington Post with the caption, "You can go back to wherever you came from.
The exhibit is divided into six sections--World War H, Red Scare, Cold War, Vietnam War, Nixon, and Middle East--with each section including two cartoons by Herblock
and three by his contemporaries.
The 2007 Herblock
Award was given to Jim Morin (Miami Herald) a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner himself.
captured the right-wing hysteria of the 1950's by showing a man labeled "Hysteria" climbing a ladder to douse the Statue of Liberty's flame.
Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herblock
gave Carter a "Checkers Award," after the infamous cocker spaniel Richard Nixon used to save his hide in a famous 1952 speech.
The well-chosen examples include cartoonists such as Herblock
, Bill Mauldin, Walt Kelly, and Jules Feiffer; comedians such as Mort Sahl, Bob Newhart, and Lenny Bruce; songwriters like Tom Lehrer; magazines like the Realist; performing groups such as the Second City; fiction such as Catch-22; movies, most notably Dr.
These tactics prompted the cartoonist Herblock
to depict Nixon as a sewer rat and Douglas to dub him "Tricky Dick.
INSPIRATIONAL "SAINTS": Saint Charles Schuiz (creator of Peanuts) and Saint Herblock
(legendary Washington Post cartoonist Herbeit Block).
The great cartoonist Herblock
was forever drawing lobbyists with hefty girths, smoking cigars, and money bulging from their pockets.
President Nixon canceled his Post subscription after a Herblock
cartoon depicted him crawling out of a sewer.
He had a pretty tough hide and had already been skewered by a number of Herblock
cartoons in the Washington Post, but now the criticism came from every quarter.
When we look back at our era in journalism, I think Mike will be seen as the Herblock
of the age, which is to say the best of the best," said Jon Meacham, managing editor of Newsweek.