As impressive as these achievements are, they are just the latest in a long line of awards for Luckovich. He finished second for the Pulitzer in 1987 before taking victory in 1995. In 1989 he won the Overseas Press Club award for “Best Cartoons on Foreign Affairs for 1989” and the 1991 National Headliners Award for Editorial Cartoonists. In 1994, a Luckovich cartoon was voted one of the four best editorial cartoons of the year by voters in a Newsweek magazine poll.
After freelancing after graduating from the University of Washington in 1982, selling life insurance to make ends meet, Luckovich got his first draftsman job with the Greenville News, South Carolina. After nine months on the news, Luckovich was hired by The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where he stayed for four years before moving to Atlanta.
Luckovich’s cartoons, syndicated nationally by the Creators Syndicate, appear in more than 350 daily publications including the Washington Post, San Diego Union-Tribune, Denver Post, Newsday, New York Post, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, and the Dallas Morning News. The Boston Globe, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Nashville Tennessean, and Houston Chronicle are regularly reprinted in Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times.
Luckovich and his wife Margo have four children. His hobbies include training and collecting unique ties.