As the editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post, Tom Toles illustrates exacting political commentary and writes the Tom Toles blog. He joined the newspaper in 2002, after 19 years as the cartoonist for the Buffalo News and nine years with the Buffalo Courier-Express. Meanwhile, he also produced a syndicated a comic strip, “Curious Avenue,” and a syndicated panel, “Randolph Itch, 2 a.m.” His cartoons are collected in six books, and he is the author of a children’s book, My School Is Worse Than Yours.
Toles has received the 2011 Herblock Award, The Week magazine’s “cartoonist of the year” award, and the H.L Mencken Free Press Award. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1990.