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2019 AAEC
Annual Convention

September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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Mike Thompson
Detroit Free Press

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Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson is the editorial cartoonist for the Detroit Free Press . His work is syndicated to more than 400 publications via Copley News Service. Thompson, who draws for USA Today on a regular basis, has had his work reprinted in such publications as Time, Newsweek, Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal . In addition, his cartoons have been featured on CNN, C-SPAN, The CBS Evening News, PBS, the Today show and the Fox News Network. Thompson began his career as contributing cartoonist for The Milwaukee Journal and later worked as staff cartoonist for the St. Louis Sun and the Copley Illinois newspapers before joining the Free Press in November of 1998. His work has won numerous awards.
Major Awards
National Headliner Award, 2014
Scripps Howard - National Journalism Award, 2010
Sigma Delta Chi Award, 2002
Sigma Delta Chi Award, 1999
National Press Foundation - Berryman Award, 1999
Locher Award / Students, 1989
Overseas Press Club - Thomas Nast Award, 2001
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