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Steve Greenberg is an editorial cartoonist and artist in Southern California, contributing often to the Sacramento Bee and drawing regularly for the alternative-weekly Ventura County Reporter, the influential L.A. news and politics site LA Observed.com and the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles; the latter cartoons are self-syndicated nationally while his overall work is distributed via PoliticalCartoons.com. He regularly contributes to the Cartoon Movement (originally called the VJ Movement) out of The Netherlands and was the first American cartoonist invited to join. He is also an award-winning informational graphics artist and illustrator, and draws a monthly comic strip, "Boomerish," forthe magazine Life After 50.

From 2002-2008 he was on staff with the Ventura County Star near Los Angeles. He was earlier with the Marin Independent Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Daily News of Los Angeles and was the regular contributing cartoonist for Editor & Publisher magazine, 1995-98.

His cartoons have won awards or honors nearly every year of his career, including the 2010 Southern California Journalism Award (and 2nd Place, 2012), runner-up in the 2008 Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition (behind the guy who later won the 2008 Pulitzer), Citations for Excellence in the 2006 and 2007 United Nations Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards, a runner-up in the 2008 "Science Idol" contest from the Union of Concerned Scientists, Grand Prize in the 1999 Homer Davenport contest, the 1994 Global Media Award for cartooning on overpopulation (awarded in Cairo, Egypt), several American Jewish Press Association Rockower Awards, three runner-ups in the Free Press Association Mencken Awards, several first places from the Washington Press Association, Pacific Northwest regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, first place nationally in the Center for Defense Information "Star Wars" competition in 1986, and was a finalist in the inaugural Population Media Awards in 2004. His graphics and illustrations have won one solo and five shared Society of Newspaper Design awards.

He has had reprints in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, St. Petersburg Times, Tokyo's Asahi Shimbun, Time, U.S. News, The New Republic, Sierra and many other publications, plus reprints in over 70 books. He has been featured in The Daily Cartoonist, Comic Riffs, Cartoonist PROfiles, The Funny Times, Hogan's Alley (where he is a contributing writer) and other cartooning publications. His originals have been exhibited in cities across the U.S., Canada and overseas, and are in several archives and museums including San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, Ohio State University, the National Cartoon Museum, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Newseum. As a freelance artist, he drew the opening titles for a 1985 summer television series on ABC, "Hail to the Chief," has written for Disney comic books, written and drawn for Mad magazine.

Born in Los Angeles (Hollywood), he received a BFA in Art from California State University Long Beach, where his editorial cartoons ran in two campus newspapers and won first places in national and statewide competitions. He is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, the Comic Art Professional Society of Los Angeles, the American Jewish Press Association and Cartoonists Northwest. He and his wife Roberta live in L.A. with two dachshunds, and he can be reached at steve@greenberg-art.com

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