11 The Best Cartoon Award 2022

Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs

AWARD NAME: The Best Cartoon Award 2022
RECIPIENT: Adam Zyglis
AFFILIATION: The Buffalo News
HONORED WORK: Best Cartoons

Adam Zyglis sums up Putin’s war on Ukraine in one terrifying image. The cartoon is an homage to Francisco Goya’s “Saturn Devouring His Son” and perfectly captures the horrors of Putin’s war crimes. Though that one cartoon won over the judges, Zyglis didn’t stop there, targeting China, Iran and the European Union with his biting satire. He submitted a portfolio of consistently high quality cartoons tackling a myriad of issues with spark and ingenuity. Employing simple ink lines, impressive caricatures and minimal dialogue, Zyglis brilliantly channels the old masters of art and editorial cartooning to take on the global crises of today.


Citation for Excellence:
Nora Krug
Los Angeles Times
“Diaries of War”