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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Oct. 6, 1999

News Advisory: Conrad to hold news conference before Oct. 14 lecture

IOWA CITY, Iowa – UI graduate and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Conrad will be available to speak with local media Thursday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Iowa Memorial Union.

This is in advance of his free public lecture, "Drawing the Line," at 8 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the IMU, kicking off the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication's symposium on editorial cartooning, which runs Oct. 14-16.

Conrad, a 1950 UI graduate, began his political cartooning career at The Daily Iowan. He went on to work for The Denver Post and Los Angeles Times and won Pulitzer Prizes for Editorial Cartooning in 1964, 1971, and 1984.

Among the other featured speakers at the symposium will be: Jules Feiffer, formerly with the Village Voice and now syndicated; Joel Pett of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader; Dan Perkins, a.k.a. Tom Tomorrow of Salon and syndicated in alternative press; Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic; Brian Duffy of the Des Moines Register; Joe Sharpnack, a syndicated cartoonist based in Iowa City; Wiley Miller, who pens "Non-Sequitur"; Milt Priggee of the Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review; John Sherffius of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News. Participating comic strip cartoonists include Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Jan Eliot (Stone Soup), and Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks).

Reporters interested in interviewing symposium participants before they arrive in Iowa City should contact Mary Geraghty at UI News Services, (319) 384-0011.