Ed Gamble, the first-evereditorial cartoonist for TheFlorida Times-Union in Jacksonville, knows how to make hispoint. The award-winning cartoonist has been nationally syndicated for morethan 20 years.
Gamble says he has printer's inkin his blood -- his grandfather, great-uncle, mother, three uncles, twinbrother and several cousins all work or worked in publishing. Prior to joiningthe Times-Union,the Morristown, Tenn., native spent eight years in a similar position atthe Nashville Banner inTennessee. His work at the Banner wonhim 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 nationalmagazines such as Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and Business Week, as well as numerousoverseas publications, including DerSpiegel (Germany), Panorama (Italy), Le Monde (France)and Veja(Brazil).
He has a bachelor's degree inpolitical science from the University of South Florida and attended graduateschool 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 tothe nation's communication leaders in Los Angeles.
One of Gamble's Christmascartoons won the 1996 Wilbur Award from the Religious Public Relations Council.He also won the 1997 and 1998 Sunshine State Award for best editorial cartoonsgiven by Florida's Society of Professional Journalists. Other awards includethe 1998 and 1999 Florida Press Association Best Cartoons Award and a 1993Citation for Excellence by the Overseas Press Club. He is the author of, “YouGet Two For the Price of One” (Pelican, 1996) and co-author of “A CartoonHistory of the Reagan Years” (Regnery, 1988).
Gamble and his wife, Sandra, livein Florida, where they enjoy golfing.