BIO | Don Landgren Jr.

Don Landgren Jr. has worked for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for the last 33 years.
He is currently the Graphics Editor producing static and interactive online graphics for telegram.com and print graphics for the Telegram & Gazette.

Don also draws award-winning editorial cartoons for TelegramTowns, a four-edition weekly newspaper also published by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. His cartoons are distributed by Gatehouse News Service to Gatehouse Media's 450 publications and other papers through More Content Now. Just google "Landgren cartoon" and see the numerous online newspapers that use his cartoons.

He has won nemerous awards from the New England Associated Press News Executives Association (NEAPNEA) and from the Society for News Design as well as UPI New England for his illustrations, page designs, graphics, ad and marketing designs.

Don Landgren Jr. was the editorial cartoonist for The Landmark, a weekly newspaper in Central Massachusetts for 26 years where he mainly covered local issues. He has also drawn cartoons for other Central Massachusetts newspapers including The Item in Clinton, Mass., The New Leader in Spencer, Mass. and the Marlboro Enterprise/Hudson Daily Sun.

His work has also appeared in the Boston Herald, Editorial Humor, Constitution magazine, Public Citizen magazine, Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy magazines and in the yearly book series, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year.

His work is showcased along with 150 other editorial cartoonists from across the nation in the book "Attack of the Political Cartoonists" published July of 2004.

He has won many awards for his editorial cartoons and illustrations from numerous press associations. He has won 24 awards, from the New England Newspaper and Press Association, six from Massachusetts Press Association, , 14 from the Local Media Association/Suburban Newspapers of America and four from the National Newspaper Association.

Landgren has been a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists since 1986 and was the spring editor of the AAEC's quarterly newsletter "The Notebook." The International Society of Caricaturists Artists accepted him as a member in 2001. The National Cartoonists Society granted him regular membership in 2006.

One cartoon on recycling, published in the 1991 edition of Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, has been used in many educational text books by publisher Steck-Vaughn. That same original cartoon is currently archived in the large collection at the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library. His infamous Ebonics cartoon is featured in "Beyond Ebonics," a book by Stanford University linguistics professor John Baugh published by Oxford University Press.

He also entertains the masses at private parties and functions with his caricature business, PARTOONS.

He is a graduate of Anna Maria College.

Don and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters, Kyra and Bridget as well as their pets – a rat terrier named Simon and two cats named Phoebe and Daisy.