'The City' Wins RFK Journalism Award

april 25, 2006  11:13 am
The cartoonist Derf has taken home an RFK award for his comic "The City," which appears in several AAN newspapers. According to a press release (PDF here), the contest judges commented that "Derf aggressively attacks the institutions, ideologies and attitudes that create an environment for the continuing oppression and exploitation of the powerless. His outrage is directed not just at the cynicism and hypocrisy of the powerful but at the complicity of all of us who remain docile and passive subjects." Derf previously won the first place 2005 AltWeekly Award for cartoons that appear in more than five papers.