Adam Zyglis


Buffalo News cartoonist Adam Zyglis won the Pulitzer, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Buffalo News cartoonist Adam Zyglis won the Pulitzer, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Adam Zyglis is the Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist for The Buffalo News. His cartoons are internationally syndicated and have appeared in many publications around the world, including The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. His work has also appeared magazines such as The Week, Time, and MAD Magazine. This past year, in addition to the Pulitzer, he won the Grambs Aronson Cartooning with a Conscience Award for social justice journalism, and was awarded the 2015 Media Award by the Erie County Bar Association. He has been honored with three National Headliner Awards in the past years (2015, 2011 and 2007). And in 2013 he won the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award, given by the National Press Foundation.

He has been on staff at The Buffalo News for eleven years, and follows in a strong tradition of cartooning at the paper, with Pulitzer winners Tom Toles and Bruce Shanks among his predecessors. Adam draws five editorial cartoons a week, and occasionally contributes an illustration to the Book Page.

Adam is originally from the Buffalo region, where he attended Alden High School. In 2004, he graduated from the Canisius College Honors program summa cum laude, majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics and fine art. Adam’s first cartooning job was for The Griffin, the weekly student newspaper at the college. He currently resides in North Buffalo with his wife Jessica, son Clyde, and their French bulldog Olive.