Beeler, who will explain the process behind cartooning, is an award-winning editorial cartoonist for Counterpoint, a groundbreaking new commentary venture.
Prior to working as the editorial cartoonist at The Dispatch from 2012 to 2019, the Columbus native drew cartoons for more than seven years in the nation’s capital for The Washington Examiner.
His cartoons have appeared in publications, such as USA Today, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time and U.S. News & World Report.
He has also been featured on news networks like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, where viewers of the show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” voted him a “Pinhead.”
Beeler began his career as a sophomore working for the Bexley High School student newspaper in Columbus. He graduated with a journalism degree from American University in 2002, and won several top college cartooning awards including the John Locher Award, the Charles M. Schulz Award and a first-place finish in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
As one of the most widely syndicated editorial cartoonists, Beeler has had his cartoons distributed internationally to more than 800 publications. He has won numerous professional awards, including the 2008 Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award from the National Press Foundation, the 2009 Overseas Press Club’s Thomas Nast Award and the 2014 Fischetti Award from Columbia College Chicago.
The Society of Professional Journalists also awarded him the Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartoons in 2017, and he has received multiple top honors from the Virginia, Maryland and D.C. press associations.
In his spare time, Beeler enjoys ice hockey, guitar and spending time with his three children: Max, 11, Ruby, 6, and Vera, 4.
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