|Richard Bartholomew's editorial cartoons are distributed by Artizans Syndicate throughout the U.S. and Canada.|
Richard is a Dallas native and seventh-generation Texan. He and his wife, Dana, live in Pflugerville, Texas, just outside of Austin. His first editorial cartoon feature appeared in a local newspaper, the Metro County Line, in September 1995.
A year later his work was recognized nationally when he was awarded an Outstanding Entry Award in the John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, sponsored by Columbia College Chicago.
Since 2006, his work has been syndicated by Artizans, become part of the permanent collections of the University of Texas Center for American History, the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia, and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, and published annually in Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. In 2010, Richard received the ‘Award of Excellence’ in the 10th annual International Editorial Cartoon Competition, hosted by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.
In addition to his appearance in the Pflugerville Pflag, Richard’s political cartoons and caricatures have appeared statewide on the editorial pages of the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Business Journal, The Quorum Report, and the Waco Tribune-Herald.
His caricatures have appeared in The Washington Post, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Texas Observer, The Austin Chronicle, and D Magazine.
His animation work has appeared in two feature films, The Quest for Camelot (Warner Bros., 1997) and The Prince of Egypt (DreamWorks, 1998). Richard received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980.
Richard has been an award-winning designer and illustrator for 30 years. He began specializing in humorous illustration and cartooning in 1984 when he was hired by Texas Monthly Press to illustrate the 1985 Texas Characters Datebook, featuring caricatures of famous Texans.