Denver Post editorial cartoonist Mike Keefe has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons.
Keefe’s entry was a portfolio of 20 editorial cartoons. The judges cited him for his range of his work and a “loose, expressive style to send strong, witty messages.”
Keefe was the 2006 recipient of FFRF’s Freethought in the Media “Tell It Like It Is” Award. Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor noted at the time, “We’ve long been aware that freethought’s best friend at most news dailies is the editorial cartoonist, who is not afraid to puncture hypocrisy, point out irrationalism or to let the powers that be have it! And best of all, to make us laugh while they pillory orthodoxy.”