Vaughn Shoemaker, Chicago Daily News (1902 – 1991) Born in Chicago, Shoemaker started his career with the Chicago Daily News and spent 22 years there. He won the 1938 and 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning and created the character John Q. Public. His 1938 Pulitzer cartoon for the paper was “The Road Back”, featuring a World War I soldier marching back to war. He went on to work for the New York Herald Tribune, Chicago American and Chicago Today. By his 1972 retirement he had drawn over 14,000 cartoons.