Tom Toles

Tom TolesTom Toles, Editorial Cartoonist, Washington Post

Tom Toles is the Editorial Cartoonist for The Washington Post, a position he has held since 2002. He is nationally syndicated by Andrews McMeel Syndicate. He previously served as Editorial Cartoonist for The Buffalo News, The Buffalo Courier-Express, The New York Daily News, The New Republic magazine, and US News and World Report.

In 2016 he published a book, co-authored with scientist Michael Mann, The Madhouse Effect, about climate change and climate change denialism. In addition, he has had six collections of his editorial cartoons published. He authored and illustrated a children’s book, My School Is Worse Than Yours. He has drawn a syndicated comic strip, Curious Avenue, and a syndicated comic panel, Randolph Itch, 2am. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo (BA, 1973).

Toles has won numerous national cartooning awards, including the Pulitzer Prize 1990, Herblock Cartooning Prize, 2011, National Cartoonists’ Society Best Editorial Cartoons 2003, National Headliner Award 2005, The Week Opinion Award Best Editorial Cartoonist 2005 and 2010, Mencken Award Best Editorial cartoon 1990, Fischetti Cartoon Prize 1986, National Wildlife Federation2009 Conservation Achievement Award, Communications, the Overseas Press Club Thomas Nast Award, 2003, The Wilderness Society Aldo Leopold Award for Distinguished Editorial Writing, 2006, National Press Club Order of the Owl, 2015.