Paul Conrad, R.I.P.

Paul Conrad cartoon censored by the LA Times, 1999

Growing up in LA, Paul Conrad was the first political cartoonist I ever read. He did much to light my political fires.

He’ll be missed.

Paul Conrad dies at 86; Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist helped bring The Times to national prominence. His unyielding liberal stance, delivered as savage black-and-white harpoons, bedeviled Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and others in power while shedding an uncompromising light on social injustices. He drew for The Times for nearly 30 years.

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