Cartoonist Mike Luckovich Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

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By: E&P Staff

Mike Luckovich, editorial cartoonist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, is this year’s winner of the Brooke Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement, also based in Georgia.

The award, now in its 13th year, honors the memory of Joseph Brooke Baker (1940-1991) a dedicated supporter of the library and a supporter of the library as a community hub. Baker served on the Board of the Fiends of Dunwoody Library in Georgia from 1980 to 1990, and served as its president from 1989-1990.

Luckovich is syndicated in 150 newspapers nationwide and previously has won a Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, the National Headliner Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Mike Morrisey, president of the Friends of the Library — who bestowed the award — told the Dunwoody (Ga.) Crier that the selection was based on the cartoonist?s body of work. During the awards ceremony, the Crier reported, Morrisey told those in attendance that although readers may not always agree with Luckovich?s views, his cartoons ?always make you think.?

Upon accepting the award, Luckovichtold the assembled that he has ?the funnest job in the world,? the Crier reported.

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