Ed Gamble is the first-ever editorial cartoonist for The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. An independent thinker, Gamble is an award-winning cartoonist whose work has been nationally syndicated for more than 20 years. His editorial cartoons appear in 50 newspapers five-times-a-week. Gamble has been the recipient of the Florida Press Associations' Best Cartoons Award, as well as the Sunshine State Award for best editorial cartoons given by Florida's Society of Professional Journalists.
Ed Gamble, the first-ever editorial cartoonist for The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, knows how to make his point. The award-winning cartoonist has been nationally syndicated for more than 20 years. King Features Syndicate now distributes his work to 50 newspapers. Gamble says he has printer's ink in his blood - his grandfather, great-uncle, mother, three uncles, twin brother and several cousins all work or worked in publishing. Prior to joining the Times-Union, the Morristown, Tenn., native spent eight years in a similar position at the Nashville Banner in Tennessee. His work at the Banner won him awards from the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation, the Small Business Association of America, the United States Industrial Council and the Tennessee Education Association. His work has appeared in national magazines such as Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and Business Week, as well as numerous overseas publications, including Der Spiegel (Germany), Panorama (Italy), Le Monde (France) and Veja (Brazil). He has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of South Florida and attended graduate school at the University of Tennessee. He was one of 15 cartoonists invited by President Reagan for a luncheon at the White House in 1988. That same year, Gamble was the cartoonist representative attending Pope John Paul's address to the nation's communication leaders in Los Angeles. One of Gamble's Christmas cartoons won the 1996 Wilbur Award from the Religious Public Relations Council. He also won the 1997 and 1998 Sunshine State Award for best editorial cartoons given by Florida's Society of Professional Journalists. Other awards include the 1998 and 1999 Florida Press Association Best Cartoons Award and a 1993 Citation for Excellence by the Overseas Press Club. He is the author of, "You Get Two For the Price of One" (Pelican, 1996) and co-author of "A Cartoon History of the Reagan Years" (Regnery, 1988). Gamble and his wife, Sandra, live in Florida, where they enjoy golfing.