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NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
April 8, 1992 | Daily News Staff Report
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.
NEWS
May 5, 1999 | YONG KIM/ DAILY NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 3, 1997 | DAILY NEWS/DAVID MAIALETTI
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
NEWS
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.
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NEWS
August 5, 2016
IN "LOST in Democrats' Fantasy Land," (July 29) Christine Flowers peddles a dark, stark view of politics that leaves little room for the complexities of real life. Women and people of color know better than most what it's like to have our rights trampled, our safety threatened, and even our lives endangered by politicians and policies that fail to recognize our humanity. We can't afford to live with rose-colored glasses, especially when the Hyde Amendment and other bans on insurance coverage for abortion are used to deny women the care they need and push families into poverty.
NEWS
July 8, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Unleashing anti-Semitism Last weekend, something incredible and frightening occurred: The Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president tweeted a blatantly anti-Semitic meme about Hillary Clinton. The claim that criticisms of the image amounted to "political correctness run amok" are belied by the fact that it was lifted from a white supremacist site ("Trump defends tweet with star," Tuesday). To me, this issue of human decency transcends politics.
NEWS
March 22, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
JOE AND Marcy Cobb are like the folks you see pushing carts through Acme on Saturdays. Joe is a Philly cop; Marcy's a nurse at a local hospital. They are married and have four kids, including a set of fraternal twins. They are a loving, hardworking family with all the usual ups and downs. In other words, they're like a whole lot of middle-class African Americans - except that they're characters in a nationally syndicated cartoon strip called JumpStart that makes its debut in the Daily News on Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2016 | Signe Wilkinson, Editorial Cartoonist
After last year's Disney extravaganza - the emphasis on PHS Philadelphia Flower Show - this year's offering was a calm and earthy salute to the National Park Service. Especially in our current political celebration of all things divisive, it was reassuring to walk through exhibits featuring what all Americans are privileged to share: our spectacular natural beauty that previous generations have preserved for us and our children. Here are a few sketches from my visit.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 8, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Lincoln a Democrat? Signe Wilkinson's editorial cartoon depicted Abraham Lincoln dangling Donald Trump distastefully at arm's length (Wednesday). The Republican Party hasn't been the party of Lincoln for a long time. Republicans still use him as their claim to fame; however, if Lincoln were alive today, he would surely be a Democrat. He would want a higher minimum wage; health care for everyone; protections for the planet; respect for all people, including the LGBT community; and equal opportunity for all. Sherry Milke, Harleysville
NEWS
February 25, 2016
ISSUE | ANTONIN SCALIA Obama failed us I taught my government students that one of the major roles of the president of the United States is chief citizen, representing all citizens of the country. In this role, President Obama should have attended the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ("Scalia's life of faith is reflected," Sunday). When you attend a funeral, you are paying respects to the grieving family and showing them that you feel for their loss. Scalia spent decades interpreting the wonderful document that created this nation.
NEWS
February 22, 2016
ISSUE | 'PENN'S PLACE' Farewell, old friend My wife and I are sad to see Signe Wilkinson drop her Penn's Place comic strip. It always provided an uplifting view of Philadelphia that was rarely seen in any other cartoons. The insights into Center City existence were noteworthy. We continue to look forward to her political cartoons, as they strike a chord with us. Her work is similiar to a comedian's craft in that the material must stay fresh and, once used, can rarely be used again.
NEWS
February 20, 2016
ISSUE | ANTONIN SCALIA Disturbing cartoon Signe Wilkinson's editorial cartoon was an insult to the memory of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (Wednesday). It depicted a black man in a shirt labeled "Slaves: 3/5th" standing in the rain while the Founding Fathers mourned at Scalia's grave beneath an umbrella labeled "Original Constitution. " Scalia's "originalist" legal philosophy referred to the Constitution as it's now written, not to the original version, which was flawed with respect to slavery.
NEWS
January 15, 2016
With regards to Signe Wilkinson's Jan. 7 commentary on Charlie Hebdo, one year year: What a treasure Wilkinson provides for us nearly every day, and how proud we should all be that her witty political cartoons and comic strips only scratch the surface of a questioning, curious and thoughtful intellect. Thank you, Ms. Wilkinson, for challenging us as Americans to honor our freedoms on the basis of equality and justice for all. Ben Burrows Elkins Park, Pa.  
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