About Mark Fiore:
Pulitzer Prize-winner, Mark Fiore, who the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form,” creates animated political cartoons in San Francisco, where his work has been featured on the San Francisco Chronicle’s web site, SFGate.com, for over ten years. His work also appears on Newsweek.com, Slate.com, CBSNews.com, MotherJones.com and NPR’s web site. Fiore’s political animation has appeared on CNN, Frontline, Bill Moyers Journal, Salon.com and cable and broadcast outlets across the globe.
Beginning his professional life by drawing traditional political cartoons for newspapers, Fiore’s work appeared in publications ranging from the Washington Post to the Los Angeles Times. In the late 1990s, he began to experiment with animating political cartoons and, after a short stint at the San Jose Mercury News as their staff cartoonist, Fiore devoted all his energies to animation.
Growing up in California, Fiore also spent a good portion of his life in the backwoods of Idaho. It was this combination that shaped him politically. Mark majored in political science at Colorado College, where, in a perfect send-off for a cartoonist, he received his diploma in 1991 as commencement speaker Dick Cheney smiled approvingly.
Mark Fiore was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning in 2010, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 2004 and has twice received an Online Journalism Award for commentary from the Online News Association (2002, 2008). Fiore has received two awards for his work in new media from the National Cartoonists Society (2001, 2002), and in 2006 received The James Madison Freedom of Information Award from The Society of Professional Journalists.
Once just the home for Mark Fiore’s animated political cartoons, MarkFiore.com is now much more than a traditional website. Now you can comment on a particular cartoon, discuss issues with other site visitors, or with Mark Fiore, and become more active in the entire site.
Visitors and members of MarkFiore.com can also phone in with their own opinions and rants—which will be promptly posted on the "Shout Back!" section of the site as audio files for others to hear!
One of the most exciting new features of the site is “Do Something!” Watch for the “Do Something!” link below select cartoons or just check out the “Do Something!” page, where you’ll find ways to turn cartoons into action. Why just get angry at the government while watching a cartoon that highlights the plight of Walter Reed patients? Now you can find the resources to volunteer, donate and make a difference.
MarkFiore.com now has updating news feeds from major news outlets so you can stay up to date on the world’s craziness throughout the day. And if you ever wondered what goes into a Mark Fiore animation, just click on the “more info” link below the animation to access the specific news stories and editorials that spawned the cartoon.
Of course, if you just want to watch cartoons, don’t worry. You can still do that! Only now, you can watch them full-screen and sort the cartoons by subject matter in the cartoon browser.
The MarkFiore.com store has also expanded to include prints from select animations, and the new “Satire Club” gives you an opportunity to get the DVD of your choice and monthly goodies from Mark Fiore.
Okay, enough! It’s me. I can’t bear writing in the third person anymore!