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August 22, 2011
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April 1, 2012 | Tony Auth
Today marks the end of my employment as staff editorial cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. It has been a joyful and happy ride. The Inquirer has been my home since my weeklong job interview in 1971, where my task was to attend editorial board meetings, take positions, argue my point of view, win some arguments, and lose others. In short, for a week I did everything a political cartoonist does at a newspaper - except draw cartoons. I lost most of those arguments, but won the job. John S. Knight had recently purchased the paper and was determined to make it a major metropolitan daily.
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December 25, 2015
From 1997 to 2007, The Inquirer published a Christmas story by Chris Satullo and artist Tony Auth, at that time the Editorial Board editor and cartoonist, who continued it at WHYY from 2009 to 2014. This year, Satullo teams with staff artist Rob Tornoe. Online at www.philly.com/story
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December 24, 2015
A Philadelphia media tradition continues: From 1997 to 2007, The Inquirer published a Christmas story by Chris Satullo and artist Tony Auth, at that time the Editorial Board editor and cartoonist, who continued it at WHYY from 2009 to 2014. This year, Satullo teams with staff artist Rob Tornoe. Online at
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September 30, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maybe the electrical problems that delayed Sunday's memorial service for Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Tony Auth were meant as metaphor. The power went out, but the light never dimmed. "In your life, Tony Auth, you welcomed the stranger, spoke up for the outcast, punctured the pretensions of the hypocrite," said longtime colleague Chris Satullo, quoting what he imagined God saying to Auth, a not particularly devout new arrival at heaven's gate. "You were devoted to those who loved you and you were disinclined to despise those who did not," Satullo said.
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September 24, 2014
ISSUE | TONY AUTH Divisive caricatures At the risk of interrupting the recent hagiography of Tony Auth, I recall his consistently insulting and simplistic caricatures of people of faith and political conservatives ("A witness to Auth's genius," Sept. 21). While he was often insightful and his talent was undeniable, in my opinion he also contributed to our nation's culture of political invective and partisanship. |Andy Horvath, Towson, Md., andyh2247@yahoo.com ISSUE | COMCAST Basic cable offering UPDATE : Comcast reported on Wednesday that, as of July, PCN was moved into its basic cable tier.  What does it say about Comcast's claim to good public service that the only cable station carrying Monday's gubernatorial debate between Gov. Corbett and Tom Wolf was Comcast's channel 186 in its extra-cost service tier?
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September 16, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN GENE Roberts became executive editor of the Inquirer in 1972, he intended to turn the paper into a journalistic powerhouse. First, he had to check out the staff to gauge its strengths and weaknesses, find out who would help him transform the paper from the lame publication it had become to a first-class regional paper. One name caught his eye. Tony Auth was the political cartoonist, and the astute Roberts recognized quickly that Tony would be an important contributor to his plans.
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September 16, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tony Auth, 72, of Wynnewood, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and mainstay of The Inquirer's editorial page for four decades before resigning in 2012 to become a digital artist, has died. Mr. Auth had been under treatment for metastatic brain cancer. David Leopold, his friend and curator, said he died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, Sept. 14, four days after his supporters had announced a fund-raising effort for an archive devoted to his work at Temple University.
NEWS
January 10, 2014
IN 2007, a local Pulitzer-winning cartoonist (not our beloved Signe, the other one) made a stir with his unique depiction of the Supreme Court. Samuel Alito had been confirmed the year before, which meant that the judicial bullpen had a full complement of Roman Catholics: Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, John Roberts and Phillies Fan Sam. Tony Auth decided to commemorate the occasion, along with a landmark ruling invalidating a...
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