‘Tulsa World’ Hires Editorial Cartoonist Doug Marlette

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By: E&P Staff

The Tulsa (Okla.) World has hired Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Doug Marlette, effective Feb. 12.

Marlette, who’s syndicated by Tribune Media Services (TMS), had been working out of North Carolina for the Tallahassee Democrat since the Florida paper hired him in 2002. He couldn’t immediately be reached for comment about whether he’ll remain in North Carolina or move to Oklahoma, but Marlette will do state and local cartoons for the World in addition to national and international ones.

Last fall, Marlette was a visiting lecturer at the University of Oklahoma.

The previous World cartoonist, David Simpson, was fired in November after being charged with plagiarism.

Marlette — who won his Pulitzer in 1988 — has also worked for Newsday of Melville, N.Y., The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer. In addition, he does the “Kudzu” comic for TMS and is the author of “The Bridge,” a novel.

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