In Memoriam

Political Cartoonist Paul Conrad Dies

Paul Conrad, a longtime political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times, died on Saturday of natural causes. He was 86. Long considered one of the Times’ best-known journalists—he won three Pulitzer prizes for his cartoons—his favorite accomplishment was to have been included on President Richard Nixon’s enemies list. As L.A. Observed’s Kevin Roderick describes him, “He was liberal but skewered almost everybody, and he famously had independence from the editor and publisher, who would regularly get calls from this or that mayor, senator or president demanding that Conrad be stopped.” An exhibit of his work opened this week at College of the Canyons in Valencia, California.