people concerned about censorship, newspaper cartoonists rank high. Amidst the
constant flood of feedback about their work from readers and publishers,
cartoonists directly experience others' impulses to censor messages that are
disagreed with, feared, or not understood.
is published daily in over 360 papers including Eugene's Register-Guard.
Piraro's single panel gems are a unique concoction of surrealistic imagery,
social commentary, philosophical musings, and witty plays on words. His humor
is inspired by a mix of real-life situations and his eccentric imagination. He
has a rare talent for ruffling feathers with scathing commentary on the
mindlessness of modern life, then smoothing them down with disarming humor,
charm, and self-deprecating humility.
person, Piraro's intriguing perspective on life flows beyond the cartoon frame
into a wide-ranging comedic conversation. He stirs up controversy, inspires
revelations, and pokes fun at everyone along the way, including himself.
Beloved by readers worldwide, Piraro has a vast reach,
including blogs and social media sites that receive tens of thousands of
visitors daily. He has won many awards including “Cartoonist of the Year” from
the National Cartoonists Society in 2009 and “Best Panel Feature” from the
National Cartoonists Society for an unprecedented three consecutive years from
2002 through 2004. He writes and draws a new cartoon every day, 365 days a
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