Revisiting Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire

Posted on September 9, 2010

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad passed away on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86 years old. Conrad’s legendary career spanned half a century, allowing him to take aim at everyone from Harry Truman to Dick Cheney. 

Among many prestigious journalistic awards, Conrad’s favorite distinction was his 1973 inclusion on Richard Nixon’s enemies list. Independent Lens showcased the artist's career in the film: Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film includes nearly 200 Conrad cartoons and interviews with the artists’ family, friends, and colleagues. Check out a gallery of Conrad’s work on the Independent Lens website. Plus, watch Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire, streaming now on Netflix

The film joins over a dozen ITVS projects now available to Netflix subscribers, including:

Shaolin Ulysses 
Daughter from Danang
D Tour
The Eyes of Me
Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)
Whatever It Takes
Sentenced Home
Milking the Rhino
Loss of Nameless Things
Red White Black & Blue
Mapping Stem Cell Research
The Flute Player
Panther in Africa
Off the Charts
Behind the Rainbow
A Fish Story


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