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Steve Sack

Editorial Cartoonist | Newsroom
phone: 612-673-4427
St. Paul native Steve Sack is the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartooning. Judges noted Sack's "diverse collection of cartoons, using an original style and clever ideas to drive home his unmistakable point of view." Upon winning the award, the ever-humble Sack downplayed his immense skill: "My job description is simple. I read the paper, crack a joke, and draw a picture," he told the newsroom. He's been the Star Tribune's editorial cartoonist since 1981 and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004 and 2016. The Pulitzer judges said Sack stood apart because of his "vivid, distinctive cartoons that used creative metaphors for high-impact results." Sack is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He's won numerous national honors for his work, including a Sigma Delta Chi Award (2003), National Headliner Award (2003), Scripps-National Journalism Award (2004), the Berryman Award from the National Press Foundation (2006) and the Overseas Press Club (2017). He attended the University of Minnesota, where he illustrated features and drew editorial cartoons for the Minnesota Daily, the school's newspaper. He later served as staff cartoonist for the Journal-Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind. He lives in Bloomington. His personal website is www.stevesack.net
Recent content from Steve Sack
Sack cartoon: Military recruiting under Trump

Sack cartoon: Military recruiting under Trump

Sack cartoon: He conquers the tough stuff without getting messy

Sack cartoon: He conquers the tough stuff without getting messy

Sack cartoon: Pesky press

Sack cartoon: Pesky press

Sack cartoon: Drunken driving

Sack cartoon: Drunken driving

Sack cartoon: Trump's motoring future

Sack cartoon: Trump's motoring future

Sack cartoon: Dealmaker

Sack cartoon: Dealmaker

   
Sack cartoon: Thoughts and prayers

Sack cartoon: Thoughts and prayers

Sack cartoon: Another Minnesota Lynx title

Sack cartoon: Another Minnesota Lynx title

Sack cartoon: NRA hotel

Sack cartoon: NRA hotel

Sack cartoon: Traffic is a sticky situation

Sack cartoon: Traffic is a sticky situation

Sack cartoon: Adventures in repealing and replacing

Sack cartoon: Adventures in repealing and replacing

Sack cartoon: Speaking of nicknames

Sack cartoon: Speaking of nicknames

Sack cartoon: ACA repeal-and-replace, redux

Sack cartoon: ACA repeal-and-replace, redux

Sack cartoon: President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

Sack cartoon: President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

Sack cartoon: Equifax and you

Sack cartoon: Equifax and you

Sack cartoon: Steve Bannon in the wild

Sack cartoon: Steve Bannon in the wild

Sack cartoon: U.S. Bank Stadium as a concert venue

Sack cartoon: U.S. Bank Stadium as a concert venue

STEVE SACK  STAR TRIBUNE
Sack cartoon: Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell

Sack cartoon: Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell

Sack cartoon: Opioids

Sack cartoon: Opioids

Sack cartoon: The climate

Sack cartoon: The climate

Sack cartoon: North Korea

Sack cartoon: North Korea

Sack cartoon: Trump and DACA

Sack cartoon: Trump and DACA

Sack cartoon: Climate change and individual weather events

Sack cartoon: Climate change and individual weather events

Sack cartoon: White Bear Lake

Sack cartoon: White Bear Lake

Sack cartoon: Pardoning Joe Arpaio

Sack cartoon: Pardoning Joe Arpaio

Sack cartoon: The plan for Afghanistan

Sack cartoon: The plan for Afghanistan

Sack cartoon: Minneapolis crime

Sack cartoon: Minneapolis crime

Sack cartoon: Traitors

Sack cartoon: Traitors

Sack cartoon: Tucker Carlson takes a hard look at Trump

Sack cartoon: Tucker Carlson takes a hard look at Trump

Sack cartoon: The road to 2020

Sack cartoon: The road to 2020

Sack cartoon: Wells Fargo

Sack cartoon: Wells Fargo

Sack cartoon: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

Sack cartoon: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

Sack cartoon: Attack on Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center

Sack cartoon: Attack on Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center

Sack cartoon: 'You can take the hand away, OK?'

Sack cartoon: 'You can take the hand away, OK?'

Sack cartoon: Plastic trash

Sack cartoon: Plastic trash

Sack cartoon: Trump revises Emma Lazarus

Sack cartoon: Trump revises Emma Lazarus

Sack cartoon: John Kelly begins his work as chief of staff

Sack cartoon: John Kelly begins his work as chief of staff

Sack cartoon: Speaking of sewers

Sack cartoon: Speaking of sewers

Sack cartoon: The health care vote

Sack cartoon: The health care vote

Sack cartoon: Trump's trans ban adviser

Sack cartoon: Trump's trans ban adviser

Sack cartoon: Pardon me

Sack cartoon: Pardon me

STEVE SACK  STAR TRIBUNE
Sack cartoon: Sean Spicer

Sack cartoon: Sean Spicer

Sack cartoon: Minneapolis police shooting of Justine Damond

Sack cartoon: Minneapolis police shooting of Justine Damond

Sack cartoon: Trump and health care reform

Sack cartoon: Trump and health care reform

Sack cartoon: Republicans and health care

Sack cartoon: Republicans and health care

Sack cartoon: Ice shelf breaks off

Sack cartoon: Ice shelf breaks off

Sack cartoon: After ISIL

Sack cartoon: After ISIL

Sack cartoon: Monumental

Sack cartoon: Monumental

Sack cartoon: Mitch McConnell presents Trumpcare (again)

Sack cartoon: Mitch McConnell presents Trumpcare (again)

Sack cartoon: Donald Trump Jr.

Sack cartoon: Donald Trump Jr.

Sack cartoon: The Trump-Putin encounter

Sack cartoon: The Trump-Putin encounter

Sack cartoon: Chris Christie on the beach

Sack cartoon: Chris Christie on the beach

Sack cartoon: Spot your representative

Sack cartoon: Spot your representative

Sack cartoon: Trump, Twitter — there's a tool for that

Sack cartoon: Trump, Twitter — there's a tool for that

Sack cartoon: The health care dance

Sack cartoon: The health care dance

Sack cartoon: Trumpcare

Sack cartoon: Trumpcare

Sack cartoon: Guns

Sack cartoon: Guns

Sack cartoon: Pride parade and the police

Sack cartoon: Pride parade and the police

STEVE SACK  STAR TRIBUNE
Sack cartoon: North Korea and Otto Warmbier

Sack cartoon: North Korea and Otto Warmbier

Sack cartoon: Descending with the GOP on health care

Sack cartoon: Descending with the GOP on health care

Sack cartoon: Privatizing air traffic control

Sack cartoon: Privatizing air traffic control

Sack cartoon: Senate health care plan

Sack cartoon: Senate health care plan

Sack cartoon: Jeff Sessions

Sack cartoon: Jeff Sessions

Sack cartoon: Aftermath of Alexandria shooting

Sack cartoon: Aftermath of Alexandria shooting

Sack cartoon: Pleasing President Trump

Sack cartoon: Pleasing President Trump

Sack cartoon: Trump constructs his response to Comey

Sack cartoon: Trump constructs his response to Comey

Sack cartoon: Trump sends his condolences

Sack cartoon: Trump sends his condolences

Sack cartoon: Trump and the planet

Sack cartoon: Trump and the planet

Sack cartoon: Jared Kushner

Sack cartoon: Jared Kushner

Sack cartoon: Kim Jong Un's missile test strategy

Sack cartoon: Kim Jong Un's missile test strategy

Sack cartoon: The glowing orb

Sack cartoon: The glowing orb

Professional pictorial pontificators: 150 years of cartoon history

A journey through newspapers past.
Sack cartoon: Trump's travels

Sack cartoon: Trump's travels

Sack cartoon: Victim Trump

Sack cartoon: Victim Trump

Sack cartoon: Trump and Russia

Sack cartoon: Trump and Russia

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