Bill Day (cartoonist)


For other uses, see Bill Day (disambiguation).
Bill Day

Bill Day is an award-winning, nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist.
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, satirist
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Bill Day is an American cartoonist best known for his editorial cartoons. Day's cartoons are syndicated nationally and internationally by Cagle Cartoons.

Day is a two-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and a five-time winner of the Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also been honored with the National Headliner Award, the John Fischetti Award, First Amendment Award, New York Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award, National Cartoonist Society’s Division Award for Best Editorial Cartoons and James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism..

The defense of the oppressed and their condition is a deep and eloquent theme in Day's work. “I have great fun drawing and using humor in my cartoons,” said Day. “But when a terrible injustice occurs, I’ll use the most powerful images possible to address it.”

Another import subject in Day's cartoons is gun control in America. He has drawn many cartoons about the need for more gun control and the role the NRA plays in the gun debate.

Day began as a political cartoonist while studying political science and art at the University of Florida. After college, he worked as an illustrator in the art departments of a number of newspapers and drew political cartoons part-time. In 1980, the Philadelphia Bulletin hired him as a full-time political cartoonist. After the Bulletin folded, Day moved to the Commercial Appeal and then to the Detroit Free Press, where we worked for 13 years. In 1998, he returned to the Commercial Appeal and drew cartoons for the paper full-time until he was laid off as part of staff cutbacks in 2009.

Famous quotes containing the words bill and/or day:

    The first year was critical to my assessment of myself as a person. It forced me to realize that, like being married, having children is not an end in itself. You don’t at last arrive at being a parent and suddenly feel satisfied and joyful. It is a constantly reopening adventure.
    —Anonymous Mother. From the Boston Women’s Health Book Collection. Quoted in The Joys of Having a Child, by Bill and Gloria Adler (1993)

    Knowledge in the form of an informational commodity indispensable to productive power is already, and will continue to be, a major—perhaps the major—stake in the worldwide competition for power. It is conceivable that the nation-states will one day fight for control of information, just as they battled in the past for control over territory, and afterwards for control over access to and exploitation of raw materials and cheap labor.
    Jean François Lyotard (b. 1924)