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WSJ Cartoonist Phil Hands (z )

  • Thu, March 07, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Virtual
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Phil Hands, editorial cartoonist for the Wisconsin State Journal, will discuss his creative process and techniques and the approach to his work in an election year.

Phil, who has a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from UW-Madison, draws illustrations and four to five cartoons a week for the State Journal’s Opinion Page. The State Journal is the last newspaper in Wisconsin to employ a staff cartoonist.

He is a fierce political moderate, and his cartoons attack the extremists on both the left and the right. He learned long ago that no political party has a monopoly on bad ideas. His cartoons have appeared in publications like USA Today, Newsweek, Time and The Washington Post. While many of his cartoons tackle national issues, they are generally crafted specifically for his audience in Wisconsin.

Phil has won a number of state awards for editorial cartooning and was the 2012 recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning for newspapers with circulation under 100,000. His work is syndicated, and he has won a Pulitzer Prize for his work.

If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Scott Hildebrand at by Friday, March 1.

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Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 4


Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.

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