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Steve Greenberg is an editorial cartoonist and artist in L.A. He currently contributes to crooksandliars.com, the Ojai Valley News (his third paper in Ventura County), the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles and other places. He contributes to the Cartoon 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," which is self-syndicated nationally for the 50-plus crowd. From 2009 to 2019 he was the contributing cartoonist for the alt-weekly Ventura County Reporter up the coast from L.A., winning numerous awards.

From 2002-2008 he was on staff with the Ventura County Star and was earlier with the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Marin Independent Journal and the Daily News of Los Angeles and was the regular contributing cartoonist for Editor & Publisher magazine from 1995-98. He contributed regularly to the influential blog LA Observed from 2009-2013 and to the Sacramento Bee from 2012-14. Most recently, until May 2020, he was on staff as a graphic and layout artist for the Community News division of the Los Angeles Times.

His cartoons have won awards or honors nearly every year of his career, including runner-ups in the 2019, 2017 and 2016 Best of the West contests; second place in the 2015 AltWeekly Awards (behind that year’s Pulitzer finalist) and finalist in 2010; Citations for Excellence in the 2015, 2007 and 2006 United Nations Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards; the 2010 Southern California Journalism Award and second place in 2019; runner-up in 2008 (behind that year’s Pulitzer winner) in the Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition; Grand Prize in the 1999 Homer Davenport International Cartoon Contest and second place in 2019; the 1994 Global Media Award for cartooning on overpopulation (awarded in Cairo, Egypt) and was a finalist in the inaugural Population Media Awards in 2004; several American Jewish Press Assn. Rockower Awards; and several Pacific Northwest regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. His graphics and illustrations have won one solo and five shared Society of News 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 100 books or textbooks. 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's Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library, 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, and 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 Los Angeles chapter of the National Cartoonists Society and Cartoonists Northwest. He lives in suburban Los Angeles, and he can be reached at steve (at) greenberg-art.com

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