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Rob Tornoe

Rob Tornoe
Born 1978 (age 36–37)
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
The Press of Atlantic City
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The News Journal

Rob Tornoe is an political cartoonist and draws cartoons for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City', Media Matters, WHYY-FM, The News Journal, and others. He is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He has drawn political spoofs ranging from Al Gore to Peanuts.[1] In addition to cartooning, Tornoe writes for Editor & Publisher and Poynter Institute about the media and the business of syndication.


  • Education 1
  • Awards and recognition 2
  • Controversy 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Tornoe graduated from The Kubert School.[2]

Awards and recognition

Tornoe has won several awards for his editorial cartooning, including "Best Cartoon" by the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2007 and second place in 2006.[3]

On July 9, 2008, Iraq War:

War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld may have said that invading Iraq had nothing to do with oil. But the announcement that western oil companies would get what they have lusted for says otherwise. And editorial cartoonist Rob Tornoe of summed up the world view the other day in the cartoon displayed behind me. He spoke truth to power with one compelling image. It says all at once that this entire war -- its tragic casualties and immense cost –- was all about oil.[5]


On April 9, 2008, Tornoe posted a cartoon on Politicker's New Jersey website depicting a yarmulked, maniacally smiling Rep. Steve Rothman (D-9) about to wield a meat cleaver on Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joe Ferriero's private parts.[6] Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, also wearing a yarmulke, is shown holding Ferriero down for the procedure.

The cartoon poked fun at Rothman’s move to keep Ferriero from endorsing Rep. Rob Andrews in his bid for Lautenberg’s Senate seat, but both the New Jersey Jewish Standard[7] and the New Jersey Jewish News[8] reported criticisms of the cartoon as antisemitic.


  1. ^ Rob Tornoe cartoon examples as retrieved January 4, 2007.
  2. ^ AAEC - Cartoonist Profile Rob Tornoe
  3. ^ New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as retrieved June 21, 2008.
  4. ^ as retrieved July 3, 2008.
  5. ^ United States Representative Jim McDermott's homepage as retrieved July 9, 2008.
  6. ^ as retrieved April 9, 2008
  7. ^ New Jersey Jewish Standard as retrieved April 11, 2008.
  8. ^ New Jersey Jewish News as retrieved April 17, 2008.

External links

  • Rob Tornoe at the Comic Book DB
  • Rob Tornoe profile at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists website
  • PolitickerNJ
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