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Steve Greenberg is an editorial cartoonist and artist in Tempe, Arizona, recently relocated from Southern California. He draws regularly for Crooksandliars.com, and contributes to the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) and other publications and websites. 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" (recently renamed "Doing Grayt"), 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. From 2013 until May 2020, he was on staff as a graphic and layout artist for the Community News division of the Los Angeles Times, then became a graphic artist for Outlook Newspapers based in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.

His cartoons have won awards nearly every year of his career, including the 1994 Global Media Award for cartooning on overpopulation (presented in Cairo, Egypt), the 1999 Grand Prize in the Homer Davenport contest and First Place in 2020, the 2010 Southern Calif. Journalism Award and several runner-ups, Citations of Excellence in the United Nations/Ranan Lurie competitions in 2015, 2007 and 2006, runner-ups in the Best of the West competitions in 2019, 2017 and 2016, runner-up in the 2008 Fischetti Competition (behind the 2008 Pulitzer winner), and was a finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Award in 1989, among other awards. In college he took the top awards in both national and statewide competitions. He has also won one individual and five shared Society of News Design awards for his graphics work.

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 and Cartoonists Northwest. He can be reached at steve (at) greenberg-art.com.

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