Michael Cavna at the Washington Post says I may be the biggest Pulitzer outlier (for cartooning, at least) in decades.
SOMETIMES, however rarely, the outlier manages to gain an inside track. And perhaps no first-time Pulitzer finalist has ever been more of an outlier than Dan Perkins â€¦
In honoring editorial cartooning, the Pulitzer Prize Board has historically been a tradition-bound group. To the degree that whenever a name bobs up from beyond the mainstream, it feels like a breakthrough. In the categoryâ€™s nine-decade past, in fact, you can count on two hands the number of winners who werenâ€™t closely affiliated with a single mainstream newspaper, typically as a full-time staffer.