March 16, 2012
PULITZER-PRIZE winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson is getting a bigger pen. Starting April 8, Signe's lacerating wit will now also appear in a new cartoon in the Sunday Inquirer . Plus, in addition to her daily cartoons for the Daily News , she'll also be appearing in the Inquirer on Tuesdays and Thursdays . . . and on a revamped philly.com page as well. This change is in keeping with Philadelphia Media Network's emphasis on providing quality, original content to as many of our readers and users as possible.
January 14, 2011
RE SIGNE Wilkinson's Jan. 11 "cartoon": However unlikely it may be that the Daily News or Ms. Wilkinson is interested in facts, I will trouble myself with an attempt to bring clarity into her aberrant view of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting. In her "cartoon," Ms. W. alludes to political discourse being strangely related to firearms. But the Tucson event had absolutely nothing to do in any manner to politics. The shooter is a well-known psychopath who, unfortunately at the time of his gun purchase, was without a criminal record.
May 1, 2015
D AILY NEWS editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson has added two big accolades to her collection. Yesterday Wilkinson was named grand-prize winner of the 15th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition of cartoonists' responses to the terrorist attack on the Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo in January. The competition attracted 300 cartoons from 43 nations. And last night, the Overseas Press Club of America, at its 76th annual awards ceremony in New York, gave Wilkinson its Thomas Nast Award for international cartooning - an award she won twice before, in 1996 and 2007.
February 11, 2011
AS A BLACK citizen of Philadelphia, I was appalled by Signe Wilkinson's cartoon on murders and Black History Month. The gall of it all is that she has two black people saying the punch line about the deaths. But, if anything, we'd be praying. This is a very racist statement. If this was your race, how would you feel? Blacks weren't the only people killed in January. You have killings in the white race but keep it hush-hush. Are you that afraid of black people? Think sometimes before printing.
September 16, 2011
MOORE COLLEGE of Art has honored painters, interior decorators and fashions designers with its Visionary Woman Award. This year, three more women have joined the Visionary ranks, including Daily News political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson. The award is made annually to women whose work and leadership have had a major influence on the visual arts, but Wilkinson is the first illustrator to win this award. "We thought she was a pioneer in the industry," said Moore College President Happy Fernandez.
April 8, 1992 |
There was George Bush, American flag fluttering on his desk, declaiming to the populace, "I am your father who art in the White House! Hollow be my name. " And there was Signe Wilkinson, the Daily News political cartoonist whose deft satirical touch has bushwhacked Bush on many another occasion, with champagne dripping from her hair. For just the kind of biting bitchiness displayed in the first panel of yesterday's political cartoon, one concerning Bush and abortion, this impertinent Quaker with a scalpel for a pen who is really a very nice lady, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.
May 5, 1999 |
Daily News cartoonist Signe Wilkinson waves to the crowd after behing honored by WOmens Way at its annual dinner last night. Also receiving special commendations were: Helen Cunningham, executive director of the Samuel S. Fels Fund, Germaine Ingram, School District chief of staff and Peg Szczurek, director of Children's Village at Doylestown Hospital.
April 26, 2001
Our very own editorial cartoonist, Signe Wilkinson, receives the Overseas Press Club's prestigious Thomas Nast Award tonight at a ceremony in New York. It's the second Nast Award for Signe, whose many honors include a 1992 Pulitzer Prize in journalism. Here are three of last year's cartoons that helped her win this richly deserved salute.
June 3, 1997 |
Editorial Board declares the Red Wings don't have a prayer: (From left, first row) Editorial Page Editor Morris Thompson (seated), Signe Wilkinson, Elmer Smith; (second row) Michael Days, Carol Towarnicky, Linda Wright Moore; (rear) Frank Burgos, Deputy Editorial Page Editor Don Harrison
March 12, 2016
ISSUE | MEDIA Cartoon in bad taste It was disgusting to see Signe Wilkinson's editorial cartoon depicting Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio in a whose-is-bigger moment (Wednesday). It seems the Republican front-runner's gutter mentality is influencing the thinking of an esteemed newspaper like the Inquirer. During last week's debate, the candidates were talking about hand size when Trump referred to his sexual prowess. But you folks have gone one step worse by illustrating it. I would have a difficult time explaining it to my child.