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editorial cartoonist

Jack Higgins, American Editorial cartoonist. Volunteer worker Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Washington, 1977. Member National Society of Professional Journalists (Distinguished Svc. award).

Background

Higgins, Jack was born on August 19, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Maurice James and Helen Marie (Egan) Higgins.

Education

He graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory School and the College of Holy Cross with a B.A. in Economics.

Career

He began editorial cartooning for its student newspaper before he started freelancing for the Chicago Sun-Times. He became a full-time cartoonist for the paper in 1981. Higgins was for many years syndicated through Universal Press Syndicate.

He ceased syndication in July 2007, opting to create more local cartoons for his paper.

Achievements

  • 1987\r\nAward for Outstanding Commentary, Chicago Association of Black Journalists\r\n1988\r\nSigma Delta Chi Award for Editorial Cartooning\r\nInternational Salon of Cartoons, First Prize\r\n1989:\r\nPulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning\r\n1998:\r\nSigma Delta Chi Award for Editorial Cartooning\r\nJohn Fischetti Award\r\n2004:\r\nCollege of the Holy Cross - Sanctae Crucis Award.

Membership

Volunteer worker Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Washington, 1977. Member National Society of Professional Journalists (Distinguished Svc. award).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: oil painting, bicycling.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Irving, April 26, 1997. Children: Thomas Patrick, Brigid Kathleen, Rose Perpetua.

father:
Maurice James Higgins

mother:
Helen Marie (Egan) Higgins

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Irving

children:
Rose Perpetua Higgins

Brigid Kathleen Higgins

Thomas Patrick Higgins