Hard Wuerk Pays Off: Matt Wuerker Wins Pulitzer Prize

My congratulations to Matt Wuerker, Politico's in-house editorial cartoonist, as he has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

From Politico's announcement:
POLITICO’s Matt Wuerker has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.
The board gave the prestigious journalistic award to Wuerker — POLITICO’s editorial cartoonist and illustrator since the launch of the publication — for “his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfed Washington,” according to the announcement on Monday.

This is the first Pulitzer for POLITICO, which recently marked its fifth year of publication.
Very cool.

As you'll recall, I'm a big fan of Wuerker's. Not only because he's a fantastic editorial cartoonist, but also because he was kind enough to connect with me and send me signed copies of his posters from the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions.

Congrats Matt -- good on ya!