From left to right: Romy Cachola, Duke Bainum, Darrlyn Bunda, John DeSoto
John Pritchett, Ann Kobayashi, Gary Okino, John Henry Felix, Jon Yoshimura

Council of the City and County of Honolulu



When Mr. John Pritchett of Florida moved to Honolulu in 1974, little did we know how much this malihini would affect local politics. In Hawaii, Pritchett worked in the advertising industry until 1987, when he decided to pursue a cartooning career and interned with world-renowned caricaturist, Ranan Lurie of New York.

Pritchett soon found a home at the Honolulu Weekly where he published a weekly cartoon for 8 years. During this period he was honored with critical acclaim by several Hawaii organizations, including the Hawaii Publishers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Commom Cause Hawaii and Small Business Hawaii. In both 2001 ans 2002, Pritchett won a Pa'i Award for both first and third-place for his editorial cartoons.

In 1995, Pritchett began publishing a weekly cartoon on economic issues that appeared in the Pacific Business News as "Pritchett's Two Cents." His cartoons were also published in the Lahaina News on Maui. Pritchett's passion for the environment is depicted by his illustrations for the Sierra Club, Outdoor Circle and Environment Hawaii. He has also published books on local politics entitled, Drawn & Quartered, The Unbelievable Empire, and Jeremy's World Comics.

Pritchett's work has been published nationally in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Seattle Times, as well as in illustrations to international magazines and on the Internet.

Therefore, on behalf of the people of the City and County of Honolulu, the Council honors and congratulates Mr. John Pritchett on an outstanding career in cartoon artistry. Further, the Council thanks him for his insightful cartoons and extends its best wishes on all of his future endeavors.

Dated: May 29, 2002