Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Editorial Cartoonist Dwane Powell 1944 - 2019

Editorial cartoonist Dwane Powell, a longtime editorial cartoonist with the News and Observer in Raleigh, NC, passed away on Sunday at the age of 74. The cause was cancer.

From the News and Observer:

“His early work was influenced by MAD Magazine cartoons,” said Mike Keefe, an editorial cartoonist who had a similarly long career at the Denver Post and lives now in Mexico. “There would be just this crazy stuff going on: birds on heads and construction equipment with human feet. Just things that came out of Dwane’s head. Nobody else did anything like it. He just had a real zany approach.
“His cartoons are worth studying. He would make a point about something political, and make it strongly. But you would get lost in the detail. They were always like that,” Keefe said.

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For over three decades Dwane Powell skewered the left and the right as an editorial cartoonist at the News and Observer. Here's a look back of some of his best work:

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From his AAEC bio:

Powell has won the Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence in Cartooning, the National Headliners Club award for Outstanding Editorial Cartoons, and was named Distinguished Alumnus at his alma mater. He has published three collections of his work, along with a book of Jesse Helms quotes containing his cartoons and his cartoons were an important element in the News and Observer's Boss Hog series, which won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles,

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