Ed Stein was the editorial cartoonist for the Rocky Mountain News from 1978 until 2009, when the Rocky closed its doors. His cartoons are syndicated internationally to daily newspapers by United Media. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek , US News and World Report, Business Week, Playboy, People and many other publications. In 1997, in addition to his editorial cartoons, Stein began drawing “Denver Square,” a six-day-a-week editorial comic strip about a fictional Denver family, named for a type of house common to the city. The strip ran until 2008. Stein has won a number of awards for his cartooning, including the special category of the John Fischetti Award for cartoons drawn after the World Trade Center attacks. He also has won the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning, many Colorado Society of Professional Journalists Awards and Colorado Press Association Awards, and he has been cited by the Headliner Award, The Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Fischetti Award, and the Best of the West Award He is a former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and is a member of the National Cartoonists Society.