Ed Gamble

Ed Gamble


Ed Gamble, the first-ever editorial cartoonist for TheFlorida Times-Union in Jacksonville, knows how to make his point. The award-winning cartoonist has been nationally syndicated for more than 20 years.

Gamble says he has printer’s ink in his blood — his grandfather, great-uncle, mother, three uncles, twin brother and several cousins all work or worked in publishing. Prior to joining the Times-Union, the Morristown, Tenn., native spent eight years in a similar position at the Nashville Banner inTennessee. His work at the Banner won him awards from the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation, the Small BusinessAssociation of America, the United States Industrial Council and the TennesseeEducation Association.

His work has appeared in national magazines such as Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and Business Week, as well as numerous overseas publications, including Der Spiegel (Germany), Panorama (Italy), Le Monde (France)and Veja(Brazil).

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Florida and attended graduate school at the University of Tennessee. He was one of 15 cartoonists invited byPresident Reagan for a luncheon at the White House in 1988. That same year,Gamble was the cartoonist representative attending Pope John Paul’s address to the nation’s communication leaders in Los Angeles.

One of Gamble’s Christmas cartoons won the 1996 Wilbur Award from the Religious Public Relations Council.He also won the 1997 and 1998 Sunshine State Award for best editorial cartoons given by Florida’s Society of Professional Journalists. Other awards include the 1998 and 1999 Florida Press Association Best Cartoons Award and a 1993Citation for Excellence by the Overseas Press Club. He is the author of, “You Get Two For the Price of One” (Pelican, 1996) and co-author of “A Cartoon History of the Reagan Years” (Regnery, 1988).

Gamble and his wife, Sandra, live in Florida, where they enjoy golfing.