Three time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad died today at age 86 in California. He worked for over 30 years at The Los Angeles Times, and drew some of America's best political cartoons for more than 50 years.
He believed the perfect cartoon had little or no text. To represent President Nixon's self-inflicted wound from his Oval Office taping system: An unraveled audiotape, formed into a hangman's noose. Depicting hawkish U.S. foreign policy: A beaming Reagan, sitting waist deep in a bathtub filled with toy warships.
[Cartoons via ProandConrad; Image via AP]