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Steve Brodner (born October 19, 1954 in Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker) is an Americanmarker satirical illustrator and caricaturist known primarily for his work regarding the American political arena. Brodner's illustration work and art journalism has appeared in such publications as The Village Voice, Mother Jones, The Chronicle Review, The New York Times, Esquire, Time, Newsweek, Spy, Playboy, Premiere, Harper's, The Los Angeles Times, The American Prospect, Rolling Stone, The Nation and The New Yorker.

Brodner attended Cooper Unionmarker, in New York City and graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Brodner went on to work briefly for the Hudson Dispatch in Hudson County, NJ after leaving college. He self-published the New York Illustrated News between 1979 and 1982. In 1981 he was a staff artist for Harper's magazine.

Art journalism

As an art-journalist, Brodner has covered seven national political conventions for Esquire, The Progressive, The Village Voice and others. In an article, Plowed Under, Broder conducted a series of portraits and interviews with hard-hit farm families in the Midwest, which ran in the May 1987 issue of The Progressive. Shots From Guns, Brodner's documentary about the Colt Firearms strike in Hartford, Connecticut appeared in Northeast Magazine in 1989. For The New Yorker, Brodner covered Oliver North and the 1994 Virginia Senate race as well as the Million Man March(1995), the Pat Buchanan presidential campaign of 1996, and an advance story on the Democratic Convention in Chicago, 1996.In 1996, Brodner appeared on PBS television's Front Line for several episodes, covering the presidential campaign of that same year. In 1997, Brodner climbed Mount Fujimarker with author Susan Orlean as an art-journalist for Outside Magazine.[110021]

Online art

In December 2007, Brodner began a series of online videos directed by Gail Levine at The New Yorker website titled The Naked Campaign, which chronicled and expressed his own views on the 2008 Presidential campaign.. At the same time, Brodner began his Person of the Day series, in which he caricatures people in news. Brodner's Person of the day series are published online both at his own personal blog and at the website of Mother Jones.


  • Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism (2000)
  • Society of Illustrators, Hamilton King Award (2005)
  • Society of Illustrators, Gold Medal in the sequential category (2006)
  • Society of Publication Designers, merit award (1995)
  • Reuben Award / Magazine Illustration, National Cartoonists Society, 2007


  • Davy Crockett: The Legendary Frontiersman (ISBN 0-689-80189-0)
  • Fold and Tuck (ISBN 0-385-41164-2)
  • Freedom Fries (2004) (ISBN 1-560-97593-8)
  • The Bush Junta: A Field Guide to Corruption in Government (ISBN 1-560-97612-8)
  • Sharing the Pie: A Citizen's Guide to Wealth and Power (ISBN 0-805-05206-2)

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