I doubt there are many readers of this newspaper who don’t have a fully-formed opinion about Garry Trudeau, the creator of the comic strip “Doonesbury.” After all, Trudeau was a major cultural voice of the 1970s, and was, at the time, doing groundbreaking work.
When editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman sat down to illustrate his father’s final years, he did not want to sugar-coat his own experiences providing four years of long-term care. Otherwise, the story would not have been worth telling, he explained.
Jack Ohman joined The Sacramento Bee in 2013. He previously worked at the Oregonian, the Detroit Free Press and the Columbus Dispatch. His work is syndicated to more than 200 newspapers by Tribune Media Services. Jack has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Foundation Award and the national SPJ Award, and he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and the Herblock Prize in 2013. Contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @JACKOHMAN.