Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, Bob Gorrell attended the University
of Virginia as an Echols Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1977. After
two years as staff artist at the Ft. Myers News-Press in Florida, and three years
in North Carolina at the Charlotte News, he arrived at the Richmond News Leader
in Virginia during 1983. Gorrell moved to the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1992,
and served there as editorial cartoonist until resigning in January 1998 to concentrate
on syndicated editorial and comics page features. From October 2001 through December
2004, Gorrell was Editorial Cartoonist for America Online News, giving him one
of the nation's largest daily audiences through that outlet's 33 million subscribers.
Gorrell's work has appeared through syndication in a wide range of daily and
weekly newspapers, including The Atlanta Journal, The Portland Oregonian, The
Providence Journal, USA Today, The New York Post, The Washington Times, The
Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His commentary has been featured
in Time, Newsweek, National Review, and other prominent periodicals, and college
papers receive his drawings through the U.S.I.C. Educational Foundation. Gorrell
cartoons have been used on CBS television's Face the Nation and on C-Span,
and he himself has guested on CNN's Crossfire as well as other television and
radio broadcasts. His work has been included in numerous cartoon anthologies,
and is available along with cartoons by Gary Brookins in their jointly-published
Pen Pals. During 1995, Gorrell compiled a solo collection of his cartoons for
Pelican Publishing titled Affairs of State.
Winner of the 1997 National Press Foundation's Berryman Award as Editorial
Cartoonist of the Year, Gorrell has received numerous other accolades. Cartoons
by Gorrell have been cited for excellence by the Fischetti Editorial Cartoon
Competition, the Overseas Press Club of America, the Mencken Awards, and the
Dragonslayer Editorial Cartoon Competition. Gorrell won first place for editorial
cartooning in seven Virginia Press Association Awards competitions during his
fourteen year tenure with Richmond newspapers.
|Description of Presentation:
||Bob Gorrell adapts his presentation to his audience. He is comfortable in a broad range of venues, from college students to business, professional, and governmental
groups. His program contains live drawing, topical humor, a review of his
most appropriate cartoons, and spontaneos Q&A with his audience.
|Length of Presentation:
||Contact Bob Gorrell to discuss terms.
||Overhead projector, microphone, podium