Fine-tooning the Planet: Environmental cartoons by Steve Greenberg . A Year of the Environment Event. Free and Open to the public Sept. 25, 7 pm, Performing Arts Center.
Steve Greenberg is an editorial cartoonist and news artist with the Ventura County Star. He was earlier with the Marin Independent Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Daily News of Los Angeles. He was the contributing editorial cartoonist for Editor & Publisher magazine in 1995-98 and is currently the contributing cartoonist for the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. The latter cartoons are self-syndicated nationally, while the Ventura cartoons are distributed by Scripps Howard News Service.
His cartoons have won awards or honors nearly every year of his career, including a Citation for Excellence in the 2006 United Nations Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award.
He has had reprints in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Washington Post Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, St. Petersburg Times, Tokyo's Asahi Shimbun, Time, U.S. News, The New Republic, Sierra, The Quill and many other publications, plus reprints in over sixty books.
He has been featured in Cartoonist Profiles, The Funny Times, Comic Relief, Hogan's Alley (where he is a contributing columnist) and other cartooning publications. His originals have been exhibited in cities across the U.S., Canada and even overseas, and are in several archives and museums including San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, Ohio State University, the National Cartoon Museum, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Museum near Washington D.C. As a freelance artist, he drew the opening titles for a 1985 summer television series on ABC, "Hail to the Chief," has written for Disney comic books, written and drawn for Mad magazine, and currently writes for a cartooning journal, Hogan's Alley.
Born in Los Angeles (Hollywood), he received a BFA in Art from California State University Long Beach, where his editorial cartoons ran in two campus newspapers and won first places in national and statewide competitions. While in school he cartooned for the nearby Palos Verdes Peninsula News, and contributed spot drawings to the Long Beach Press-Telegram after graduating. He is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, the National Cartoonists Society, the Comic Art Professional Society of Los Angeles, and Cartoonists Northwest.
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