Steve Greenberg is an editorial cartoonist and artist in Southern California, drawing for Crooksandliars.com, Ojai Valley News and other weekly publications, with his work offered for reprints via CartoonStock in the U.K. He also contributes to the Cartoon Movement out of The Netherlands, the first American cartoonist invited to join, and is an award-winning informational graphics artist and illustrator. In recent years he has contributed to the Jewish Journal of L.A., Sacramento Bee, Pasadena Weekly, Ventura County Reporter and LAObserved.com.
He earlier was on staff, usually involving graphics work and illustrations/cartoons, with the Ventura County Star near Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times Community News, 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.
His cartoons have won awards nearly every year of his career, including runner-ups in the Best of the West competitions in 2019, 2017 and 2016, the 1999 Grand Prize in the Homer Davenport contest and First Place in 2020, the 2010 Southern Calif. Journalism Award and several runner-ups, Citations of Excellence in the U.N./Ranan Lurie competitions in 2015, 2007 and 2006, 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), and was a finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Award in 1989, among other awards. In college he took the top awards in both national and statewide competitions. He has also won one individual and five shared Society of News 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, and 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. and Canada and are in several archives and museums including San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and the Charles M. Schulz Museum. 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 self-published 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, National Cartoonists Society - Los Angeles, and Cartoonists Northwest.