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Cartoonist Luckovich Welcomes Second Pulitzer

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Cartoonist Luckovich Welcomes Second Pulitzer

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Cartoonist Luckovich Welcomes Second Pulitzer

Cartoonist Luckovich Welcomes Second Pulitzer

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Judges for the Pulitzer Prize Monday cited The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Mike Luckovich "for his powerful cartoons on an array of issues, drawn with a simple but piercing style." It's a second prize for Luckovich, who was also honored in 1995.

Luckovich tells Dave Davies that he thinks one of the cartoons that may have helped him win the Pulitzer was a pointed comment on the number of American soldiers killed at war in Iraq. It was an emotional cartoon for Luckovich to draw, and he says he got a flood of both positive and negative response to it.

One of Luckovich's cartoons lampoons Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Coalition who earlier this year called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Mike Luckovich hide caption

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One of Luckovich's cartoons lampoons Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Coalition who earlier this year called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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