Steve Greenberg’s most recent awards and noteworthy news

Sacbee: Since Arpril of 2012, Steve has been a frequent contributor the influential Sacramento Bee following the death of their staff cartoonist, Rex Babin, earlier in the year. In addition, Steve creates a monthly reader's Cartoon Caption Contest and has been asked to create local cartoons and caricatures for the paper.

Smithsonian exhibit: In Sept. 2012 Steve was asked to have two of his cartoons from the early 1980s represented in an exhibit on the history of the Space Shuttle program at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Recent Awards:
Summer 2012 : Second Place in the Southern California Journalism Awards, administered by the Los Angeles Press Club.

Summer 2012: First Place Rockower Award for editorial cartooning from the American Jewish Press Association.

2011: First Place Rockower Award for editorial cartooning from the American Jewish Press Association.

2010 : First Place in the Southern California Journalism Awards, administered by the Los Angeles Press Club

2010: Finalist in the AltWeekly Awards, in first year of eligibility.

Book: Steve's first book, "Fine-Tooning the Planet, a collection of environmental editorial cartoons, is availablet. For details, click here.

Judaica fine art:: This is a side endeavor, producing fine-art tiles (as well as being available as t-shirts, coffee mugs and other daily items). See here for info.


Frequently Asked Questions (or not-so-frequently asked ones)

Can I post your cartoons on my web site?
NO, not without express permission from me to do so! In some cases there may be conditions if permission is granted.
It is NOT okay to lift my artwork (or anyone else's for that matter)... this work is NOT in the piblic domain (being online does not automatically make anything public domain, only publicly viewable). Piracy will result in action being taken, including possible legal action.

Can we reprint your work in a print publication? Is there a fee to do so?
Quite possibly, but only with express permission from me to do so. A reprint fee is generally asked, though I may waive it under certain circumstances.

I need to write a report on cartooning, or to learn about the field.
Try going to my LINKS page. Of potential help are the National Cartoonists Society site and (under Professional Organizations), and the Cartoonists Fountain of Knowledge and Stušs comic strip connection (under Additional Resources: Cartooning). At some point I may try to add my own cartooning information section.

Are you available to handle a drawing assignment from my company or /publication?
Yes, I take on freelance assignments as time permits. Please contact me directly to discuss assignements and rates.

Do you do a comic strip?
YES! I write and draw a monthly strip aimed at the Baby Boomer generation, called Boomerish, running in a magazine called Life After 50. The strip has recently begun to be distributed nationally in publications aimed at the over-50 reader.

How come I’ve never heard of you?
I'm primarily an editorial cartoonist, and have never been syndicated, so I lack national visibility. My career has been in daily newspapers on the U.S. West Coast (Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco metro areas), but generally these have been the number two (or lesser) papers in each metro area.

Weren’t you with Editor & Publisher magazine?
I freelanced cartoons for them every week for three years (1995-98). They eliminated the editorial cartoon feature as part of a redesigned look for the magazine, although my cartoons were very well received while I was doing them.

Do you have a book of your cartoons out?
Yes! See this link!.

What do you draw with? Do you use a computer?

I draw in ink on paper, using various pens (the Uniball Vision Micro by Sanford, the Micron Pigma series by Sakura and the Splash brush-pen by Yasutomo are the curent ones used). The cartoon is scanned into a Macintosh computer, where I add shading (and sometimes lettering), do clean-up, and make it into an electronic file for publication.

Who built this web site?
I designed and built it, teaching myself from scratch, primarily with an old version of Dreamweaver. It took about ten months from start to first posting, partly due to all the learning needed and partly due to the large number of images and notes about each.

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