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David Horsey

David Horsey is the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's nationally-recognized editorial cartoonist and columnist. The National Press Foundation chose Horsey as America's cartoonist of the year in 1998, honoring him with the Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning. His cartoons are distributed to more than 450 newspapers by North America Syndicate and his work has appeared in a wide range of national publications.

Horsey's duties for the P-I have taken him to national political party conventions, presidential primaries, the Olympics, Japan and Europe. In 1993, David was one of only 25 Americans chosen to take part in the European Community Visitorship Program in Brussels, Belgium. Horsey recently completed a year at the Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau where he took a closer look at Congress, the White House and the presidential campaign for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's editorial page.

Born in Evansville, Indiana, in 1951, David has lived in Seattle since 1954 and is an honors graduate of Ingraham High School. He received a B.A. in Communications from the University of Washington in 1976 where he was editor of the student newspaper, The Daily. He joined the staff of the Post-Intelligencer's

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Homey first place for editorial cartooning in the Pacific Northwest for 1997, adding to his 12 first place SPJ regional awards for cartooning, governmental reporting and spot news reporting. Horsey's editorial cartoons took first place in the 1994 Best of the West journalism competition and, in 1995, he was the first cartoonist to win the Environmental Media Award. In 1991, he received a Global Media Award from the Population Institute and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1987.

Horsey has published four collections of his cartoons, Politics and Other Perversions (1974), Horsey's Rude Awakenings (1981), Horsey's Greatest Hits of the '8Os (1989) and The Fall of Man (1994). In 1992, he co-edited an anthology, Cartooning AIDS Around the World. One of his cartoons, "The World According to Ronald Reagan," was reproduced in poster form and sold thousands of copies worldwide.

Horsey resides in Seattle with his wife, Nole Ann, and two children, Darielle and Daniel. When not going to his daughter's cross-country races and his son's soccer games, Horsey stays busy putting the finishing touches on his first novel, Beyond the Border.