Matt Bodkin is, according to his profile, "a strange visitor from another planet who came to Long Island, New York with powers, abilities, and debt far beyond those who didn’t go to art school. Disguised as a mild-mannered IT technician, he fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and suburbia." His work appears every Saturday in Newsday.
[Throughout his life, Rex Babin championed those who focused on state and local issues in editorial cartoons, a field that he and other cartoonists felt was regularly overlooked by journalism contests. The "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning" was launched in 2017 to celebrate those working in this niche. To that end, we will be showcasing each cartoonist who entered the contest this year, one or two each day, leading up to the announcement of the winner on Saturday, Sept. 22, during the AAEC Convention in Sacramento, CA.]