Steve Greenberg is an editorial cartoonist and artist in Southern California, drawing for the alternative-weekly Ventura County Reporter, the Argonaut in West L.A., the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles and other publications; the latter cartoons are self-syndicated nationally while his overall work is distributed via PoliticalCartoons.com and CartoonStock in the U.K.. He also contributes to the Cartoon Movement out of The Netherlands, and was the first American cartoonist invited to join. He is also an award-winning informational graphics artist and illustrator and has drawn a monthly comic strip for 50-and-up publications, "Boomerish," since 2011.
From 2002-2008 he was on staff with the Ventura County Star, up the coast from Los Angeles. He was earlier on staff with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Marin Independent Journal and the Daily News of Los Angeles, and was the regular contributing cartoonist for Editor & Publisher magazine, 1995-98. Currently he is also a graphic and layout artist for Los Angeles Times Community Newspapers.
His cartoons have won awards nearly every year of his career, including Citations of Excellence in the U.N./Ranan Lurie competitions in 2015, 2007 and 2006, the 2010 Southern Calif. Journalism Award, runner-up in the 2015 and 2010 AltWeekly Award, runner-up in the 2008 Fischetti Competition (behind the 2008 Pulitzer winner), the 1994 Global Media Award for cartooning on overpopulation (presented in Cairo, Egypt), the 1999 Grand Prize in the Homer Davenport contest, ten Rockower Awards from the Jewish press, four first places from the Washington Press Assn., and receiving the first Cartoonist of the Year award from Cartoonists Northwest. In college he took the top awards in both national and statewide competitions. He has also won one individual and five shared Society of Newspaper Design awards for his graphics work.
He has had reprints in The New York Times, The Washington Post Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Tokyo's Asahi Shimbun, Time, U.S. News, The New Republic, Sierra and many other publications, plus reprints in perhaps a hundred books and textbooks. He has been featured in Cartoonist PROfiles, The Funny Times, Comic Relief, Hogan's Alley and other cartooning publications.
His originals have been exhibited in cities across the U.S., Canada and overseas, and are in several archives including San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, OSU's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Newseum. As a freelance artist, he drew the opening titles for a 1985 summer television series on ABC, "Hail to the Chief," has written for Disney comic books, and has been a contributor to Mad magazine. His book of environmental cartoons, "Fine-Tooning the Planet," came out in early 2008.
Born in Los Angeles (Hollywood), he received a BFA in Art from California State University Long Beach, where his editorial cartoons ran in two campus newspapers. He is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and National Cartoonists Society, Los Angeles Chapter, and resides in suburban L.A.