Universal Uclick Welcomes Politico Cartoonist and Illustrator Matt Wuerker

Kansas City, MO (March 23, 2011) “ Matt Wuerker, whose political cartoons, caricatures and animated work have made him one of the most popular contributors to the newspaper/website Politico, has signed a syndication agreement with Kansas City-based syndication company Universal Uclick.

Wuerker's cartoon and caricature work has been published widely over the past 30 years, in publications that range from dailies like the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor, to magazines such as Smithsonian, The Nation and Sojourners. 

He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 and again in 2010. In April, 2010 he was awarded the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning at the Library of Congress.  In November of 2010 he won the Nation Press Foundation's Berryman Award for editorial cartooning.

He is currently the Vice President of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, and serves on the board of the Cartoonist Right Network International.

"Matt Wuerker is a standout among the high-profile political cartoonists working today," said Lee Salem, president and editor of Universal Uclick. "His work is rich in craftsmanship and design and is instantly recognizable. He approaches his subjects from a perspective that is unpredictable and wholly original. We look forward to delivering his work to an even larger audience."

To see the latest political cartoons from Matt Wuerker and to inquire about getting his work in your publication, site or application visit www.universaluclick.com/mattwuerker.