Above: Mike Luckovich shows off a recent editorial cartoon comparing Donald Trump to Hitler at the 2016 ZBT International Convention on July 21. The hat reads: “Make Deutschland Wunderbar Again.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich is getting along just fine with Donald Trump occupying the national headlines. In fact, he’s a bit overstimulated.
On July 21, the longtime cartoonist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution helped kick off the 2016 Zeta Beta Tau International Convention in Atlanta and gave attendees his thoughts on the newly crowned Republican Presidential nominee.
“Doing cartoons while Trump has been running is a bit like being married to a nymphomaniac,” Luckovich said. “At first it’s amazing but then you get tired.”
Luckovich, who grew up in the northwest and is a 1982 ZBT alumnus at the University of Washington later told the crowd that he is “not a big Trump fan” and showed them a few recent cartoons he’s done depicting Trump in an unflattering light.
He also gave guests an insight in to his day to day schedule. A schedule which he playfully explained, “goes from procrastination to panic every single day” and involves sitting in his office with the door closed for long periods of time trying to come up with the cartoon ideas.
To close out, Luckovich showed attendees an idea he had for his next cartoon featuring Vladimir Putin at Red Square wearing a hat that reads “Make Russia Great Again.”
That cartoon was later published in the July 22 edition of the AJC.