David Horsey, Seattle and national political cartoonist, heading to LA Times

Dec 19, 2011

David Horsey, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, is joining the Los Angeles Times political team in January.

Horsey is leaving the Seattlepi.com after a long career with the news organization run by Hearst Newspapers. Since the print publication of the P-I ceased in 2009, Horsey has provided cartoons and columns for the Hearst newspapers in San Francisco, San Antonio, Houston, Albany and Connecticut, as well as for seattlepi.com.

For the Times, Horsey will be re-crafting the “Top of the Ticket” blog with his unique combination of cartoons and written commentary, the Times said in a press  release.

“I am excited about having the opportunity to share my work, my ideas and my occasionally provocative vision of the political world with the vast online audience of the Times,” Horsey said in the release. “It is going to be especially fun to come aboard just as the 2012 presidential campaign kicks into high gear.”

Horsey won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1999 and 2003 and was a finalist for the prize in 1987. In 1998, he received the National Press Foundation's Berryman Award for Cartoonist of the Year. A recipient of numerous other national and regional awards for both cartooning and writing, Horsey took first place in Special Topic Column Writing in the 2009 Best of the West Journalism Competition for coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign.

“I’ve had a long, incredibly rewarding run with the P-I,” Horsey said in the release. “The steady support I received from editors and publishers and colleagues helped me achieve things I would never have dreamed of and I got to do it in my hometown where my friends and family could share in my success.”