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Mark Fiore

Political Cartoonist

Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore — whom the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form” — creates animated political cartoons in San Francisco, where his work has been featured for over ten years on the San Francisco Chronicle’s web site, SFGate.com. In addition to BillMoyers.com, Fiore’s work can also be seen on Newsweek.com, Slate.com, CBSNews.com, MotherJones.com, DailyKos.com and NPR.org, and has appeared on CNN, Frontline, Salon.com and cable and broadcast outlets across the world.

Getting his start drawing traditional political cartoons, Fiore’s static work appeared in publications ranging from The Washington Post to the Los Angeles Times.  In the late 1990s, he began to experiment with animating political cartoons and, after a short stint as staff cartoonist at the San Jose Mercury News, Fiore devoted all his energies to animation.

Fiore grew up in California, but also spent a good portion of his life in the backwoods of Idaho, a cultural combination that shaped him politically. In 1991, Fiore received a political science degree from Colorado College, during which — in a perfect send-off for a political cartoonist — commencement speaker Dick Cheney smiled approvingly.