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John Fischetti (1918-1980) was a political cartoonist who drew for publications such as the Chicago Sun, Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, The New York Herald Tribune, and Stars and Stripes, among many other publications. A syndicated cartoonist, Fischetti reached a national audience and won the Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning in 1969, on the strength of his work covering the 1968 riots in Chicago surrounding the Democratic National Convention. As a long-time Chicagoan, his work touched on local issues, such as Richard J. Daley and his “cohorts”, but also addressed national issues such as the Watergate scandal, the energy crisis, and terrorism, among others.
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