Steve Greenberg is an editorial cartoonist and artist in Southern California, drawing for the alternative-weekly Ventura County Reporter, 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, the first American cartoonist invited to join. He is also an award-winning informational graphics artist and illustrator. In recent years he has contributed to the Sacramento Bee, Daily News of Los Angeles, Pasadena Weekly and the influential blog LAObserved.com.
From 2002-2008 he was on staff with the Ventura County Star up the coast from Los Angeles. He was earlier 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 the 2010 Southern Calif. Journalism Award, runner-up in the 2008 Fischetti Competition (behind the 2008 Pulitzer winner), Citations of Excellence in the U.N./Ranan Lurie competitions in 2006 and 2007, runner up in the 2008 "Science Idol" from the Union of Concerned Scientists, winner of the 1994 Global Media Award for cartooning on overpopulation (presented in Cairo, Egypt), the 1999 Grand Prize in the Homer Davenport contest, several Rockower Awards from the Jewish press, three Free Press Association Mencken Award runner-ups, four first places from the Washington Press Association, winning the Center for Defense Information "Star Wars" competition in 1986 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 and Washington Post Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, St. Petersburg Times, 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 and museums including San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, Ohio State University, 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 cartoonist/writer 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, the Comic Art Professional Society of Los Angeles, and Cartoonists Northwest. He and his wife and three dachshunds reside in suburban L.A.