Editorial: CBC cartoonist wins prestigious EPPY award

Posted October 29, 2019 11:43 p.m. EDT
Updated October 30, 2019 12:55 a.m. EDT

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CBC Editorial: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019; Editorial #8478
The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company.

Dennis Draughon, Capitol Broadcasting Company’s editorial cartoonist, has been recognized for the best editorial/political cartoons by Editor & Publisher magazine’s 24th annual EPPY Awards. The annual competition honors the best work on digital media websites.

Draughon, 58, has been drawing editorial cartoons for Capitol Broadcasting since February 2017. He started drawing political cartoons for The Technician when he was an aerospace engineering student at N.C. State University. Professionally, he’s worked for the former Raleigh Times, Scranton (Pa.) Times-Tribune and The Fayetteville Observer.

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The EPPY judges praised Draughon’s cartoons as “clever and timely. He “exposes corruption and his work challenges politicians, big business and government on both local and national levels.”

They said his style was “simple, but distinct and provokes critical thinking.”

Draughon won for sites with under 1 million unique monthly visitors. There were no other EEPY awards given this year for editorial cartooning.

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Draughon’s cartoons appear twice weekly online at the Capitol Broadcasting Opinion section. You can find a compilation of all his work for Capitol Broadcasting here.

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