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Dave Granlund, editorial cartoonist

Dave Granlund

Editorial cartoonist

Dave Granlund is a Minnesota-based editorial cartoonist.

His cartoons are syndicated by Cagle Cartoons, Inc.

Granlund was born in Ware, Massachusets and spent his early years on a farm. Both parents were good at sketching and his father was also good at woodcarving. For family entertainment, Dave began drawing cartoons of his world on dairy farm in the 50s, and in the 1960s for his school newspaper and yearbook. At the age of 16, he freelanced with the local weekly Ware River News and has been published in daily newspapers and magazines since 1977.

Syndicated in 1978 with NEA-United Media, his work has appeared in over 700 daily newspapers, including USA Today, New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Politico, Newsday, magazines such as Newsweek (USA and European editions) and shown nationally on MSNBC, ABC TV, FoxNews.com, NPR.org, HBO, CNN and NBC’s Today Show.

While attending college he became editorial cartoonist for the Greenfield Daily Recorder in 1968. Hired as a full-time political cartoonist for the Middlesex News and later renamed the MetroWest Daily News from 1977-2008. Dave is currently nationally syndicated, drawing 5-7 political cartoons per week from his home studio.

Dave's sports cartoons are in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Basketball Hall of Fame.

Granlund’s 8-year U.S. Air Force enlistment, beginning in 1970, included assignments with Headquarters Command, The White House and 4 years with the Strategic Air Command overseas. For his part in Operation Looking Glass, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

1n 1986, Dave was an applicant for NASA's Journalist in Space Project.

Granlund’s newspaper awards include: UPI, New England Press Association, International Association of Business Communicators Award, Bronze Quill Award IABC, Associated Press, Massachusetts Press Association, New England Press Award. His work has been considered numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize.

Happily married 46 years, Dave is a proud father and grandfather.

An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.