Yale Editorial Cartoonist Wins Locher Memorial Award

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By: E&P Staff

Yale Daily News editorial cartoonist Sam Ayres has won the 2008 AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award for best college cartoonist.

Ayres — a junior English and political science major — will receive the award during the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ (AAEC) June 25-28 convention in San Antonio, Texas.

John Locher is the late son of Mary and Dick Locher. The latter is a Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist syndicated by Tribune Media Services, for which he also does the Chester Gould-created “Dick Tracy” comic strip.

Ayres’ work can be seen here.

In other news, Dick Locher is being inducted this Thursday into the Chicago-area Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame.

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