Jack Higgins Edit Profile
He graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory School and the College of Holy Cross with a B.A. in Economics.
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.
Volunteer worker Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Washington, 1977. Member National Society of Professional Journalists (Distinguished Svc. award).
Married Mary Elizabeth Irving, April 26, 1997. Children: Thomas Patrick, Brigid Kathleen, Rose Perpetua.
Recipient Peter Lisagor award, Chicago Society Professional Journalists, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 1st prize, International Salon Cartoons, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1988, Pulitzer prize for editorial cartooning, 1989, Distinguished Service award, Sigma Delta Chi, 1988, 1998, John Fischetti editorial cartooning award, 1998, Media Service award, Chicago Lung Association, 1993, Herman Kogan Media awards, Chicago Bar Association, 1993, 1995, Alumni Medal, St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, Chicago, 1992.