- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Adam Zyglis won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning Monday for his work at his hometown newspaper, The Buffalo News.

The Pulitzer committee cited Zyglis’ use of “strong images to connect with readers while conveying layers of meaning in a few words.”

“We couldn’t be more proud of Adam for sharing his view of politics and current events with our readers,” Buffalo News President and Publisher Warren Colville said in a statement. “This is a very well-deserved award.”

Zyglis couldn’t immediately be reached by phone to comment.

He began drawing editorial cartoons in 2001 for the student newspaper at Canisius College in Buffalo, earning three national collegiate cartooning awards before graduating with a degree in computer science and math in 2004.

After graduation and a three-month Buffalo News internship, the newspaper hired him to replace Tom Toles, another Pulitzer winner, who left for The Washington Post.

He has been internationally syndicated through Cagle Cartoons since 2007.

“Adam’s work is exceptional; he is sharp, insightful and entertaining,” Buffalo News Editor and Vice President Michael Connelly said in an email to the newsroom.

In 2013, Zyglis won the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award, given by the National Press Foundation.

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