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political cartoonist

Michael Alan Thompson, American Political cartoonist. Recipient Charles M. Schulz award Scripps Howard Foundation, 1988, Locheraward Association American Editorial Cartoonists, 1989, Mark of Excellence award Society Professional Journalists, Half-Life Mencken Cartooning award, 1994. Volunteer Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Springfield.

Background

Thompson, Michael Alan was born on August 3, 1964 in Mankato, Minnesota, United States. Son of Orrel Edward and Joan Alice (Hopkins) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Career

Contributing cartoonist Milwaukee Journal, 1988-1989. Cartoonist St. Louis Sun, 1989-1990, State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois, 1990-1998, Detroit Free Press, since 1998. Cartoons syndicated through Copley News Service to over 600 newspapers throughout United States, including Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, United States of America Today, Washington Post, United States News & World Report, National Review.

Membership

Volunteer Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Springfield.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: karate, canoeing.

Connections

Married Constance ReneƩ Gosnell, October 12, 1991.

father:
Orrel Edward Thompson

mother:
Joan Alice (Hopkins) Thompson

spouse:
Constance ReneƩ Gosnell