?Washington Post? Winnows ?America?s Next Great Cartoonist? to Final Five

By: E&P Staff

Judges in The Washingon Post’s “America’s Next Great Cartoonist Contest” have selected the final five contestants for a second round of voting by readers.

The panel of judges, including the legendary Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, chose the finalists listed below with with the descriiptions they provided to the Post.

To see the cartoonists’ work, go here. To vote in the contest, go here.

Thomas Mullany
Grew up in the D.C. area and attended the Corcoran School of Art. I exhibit and sell paintings/sculptures, but have always enjoyed cartooning in notebooks. The comics are given the laugh-o-meter test by my wife and sons.

Zachary Snyder
I’m an engineering student who recently started ‘Stupid Inventor’ as a bi-weekly webcomic. It’s based on my YouTube channel Stupid Inventions, where I build most of the crazy contraptions mentioned in the comic.

Olivia Walch
I am a rising senior at the College of William and Mary, studying math and biophysics, and a cartoonist for the student newspaper, ‘The Flat Hat.’ When not at school, I’m home with my family in Fairfax Station, Va., loafing.

Bob Erskine
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and after college I worked on archaeological digs in the Middle East. Between field seasons, I did illustrations for scholarly publications. These days I’m a painter and illustrator in Silver Spring, Md.

Daniel Boris
I’m a husband of one, father of two, and a professional artist working in the online education field in Virginia. I’ve drawn cartoons for as long as I can remember, and have always wanted a syndicated comic strip.

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This story has been corrected. An earlier version had the wrong first name for Olivia Walch.

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