Jimmy Margulies keeps a close watch on campaign trails--all of them. National, state and local politics are fair game for Margulies. A prolific political cartoonist, Margulies transforms sharp observations into a stream of drawings for The Record, a daily newspaper in northern New Jersey. Margulies's work is syndicated so readers beyond New Jersey could become fans.

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"Afghanistan Prison Torture" by Jimmy Margulies, 2011. Ink and felt tip pen, 9 x 13 1/2 inches. Courtesy Hofstra University Museum.

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"The Graduate" by Jimmy Margulies, 2012. Digital print, 9 1/2 x 14 inches. Courtesy Hofstra University Museum.

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"Unemployment" by Jimmy Margulies, 2010. Ink and felt tip pen, 9 x 13 1/2 inches. Courtesy Hofstra University Museum.

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Since 1990, Margulies has been the editorial cartoonist for The Record. His syndicated cartoons appear in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun Times, Dallas Morning News, Newsday, Time, Newsweek and Bloomberg Businessweek and others. He is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Prior to becoming staff at The Record, Margulies contributed to the Journal Newspapers in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and The Houston Post. His awards include The Association for Women in Communications’ Clarion Award (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011), the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons (2005), National Headliner Award (1996) and The John Fischetti Award (1996).

He has published two collections of his cartoons: My Husband is Not a Wimp! (1988) and Hitting Below the Beltway (1998).

Recent cartoons by Margulies can be viewed at www.editorialcartoonists.com.

BASIC FACTS: Jimmy Margulies is a prize-winning political cartoonist whose professional home is The Record in New Jersey. Some of his work is currently on view in “Political Slant: Editorial Cartoons” through Dec 21, 2012 at the Hofstra University Museum’s David Filderman Gallery. The show presents work from five political cartoonists from around the country.

Exhibiting are Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Pulitzer Prize winner Mike Keefe (formerly of the Denver Post), Steve Kelley (formerly of the New Orleans Times-Picayune)Jimmy Margulies of the North New Jersey Record and Pulitzer Prize winner Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News. The exhibition also includes historic cartoons by Thomas Nast.

The Hofstra University Museum is located at 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. www.hofstra.edu

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© 2012 Pat Rogers and Hamptons Art Hub.

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