Matt Davies is the editorial cartoonist for Newsday in NY and has won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism prize. In 2004 he was also awarded the first ever Herblock Prize. In 2017 he received the National Headliner Award and was also a runner up/finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and 2016. Davies is also an author and illustrator of children’s books. Publishing with Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press - a Macmillan imprint, his first book: Ben Rides On was a Kirkus Best book of 2013 and his subsequent childrens’ literary work has been met with enthusiastic critical acclaim, including for his collaborations with Aaron Reynolds on Nerdy Birdy and Nerdy Birdy Tweets. Born in London, England, Davies moved to the U.S. in 1983. He studied Illustration and fine art at both The Savannah College of Art & Design (GA) and The School of Visual Arts in New York City.