Described by People magazine as â€œperhaps the most wicked, biting, and uncompromisingly funnyâ€ cartoonist in America, Jack Ohman began his editorial cartooning career while in college. At the University of Minnesota, he drew cartoons for the Minnesota Daily and became the youngest cartoonist ever to have his work syndicated.
Today, Ohman's political cartoons appear in more than 175 newspapers nationwide and abroad, including the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and New York Times. In addition, his work regularly appears in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report. While the work of editorial cartoonists is often limited to print media, Ohman contributed drawings to the ABC news program â€œNightlineâ€ from 1984 to 1986.
His numerous awards include the 1996 Overseas Press Club Award for Best Cartoon on Foreign Affairs and the 1993 Exceptional Merit Media Award from the National Women's Political Caucus. He has also won the 1980 national Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.
When not drawing his biting editorial cartoons, Ohman points his pen in the direction of off-the-wall humor in his comic strip â€œMixed Media,â€ which is syndicated by Tribune Media Services and currently appears in 180 newspapers throughout the country.
His years of capturing the agony and the ecstasy of American life have not dulled Ohman's sensitivity, however. In 1986, he raised nearly $30,000 for the families of the Challenger astronauts through sales of his cartoon on the accident.