Ed Hall graduated from The University of Florida with a Masters degree in Fine Art. While in college he did political cartoons and illustrations for The Florida Independent Alligator, UF’s school newspaper.
After college Hall worked for several weekly publications in and around Jacksonville, and finally settled at The Baker County Press in Macclenny (just outside of Jacksonville) where he continues to work as the weekly cartoonist. Over the last 15 years, Hall has won 10 Florida Press Awards, 3 Newsmaker Awards, and numerous fine art awards in national and international competitions. In 2003, Ed was presented the 53rd Annual Green Eyeshade Award for weekly cartoons by The Society of Professional Journalists. Ed also won the prestigious Florida Press Club Award in both 2003 and 2006, competing with cartoonists from newspapers up to 75,000 in circulation. In 2013 he won the Sunshine State Award for Editorial Cartooning, also presented by The Society of Professional Journalists. Through his weekly syndication with Artizans, Ed’s work is reproduced in newspapers across North America. His cartoons have been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Tallahassee Democrat, The New York Time’s Scope Magazine and on CNN Headline News. Internationally, his work has been published in Le Monde (France), Le Temps (Switzerland) and in Germany’s EuIenspiegel. In 2003 he had a series of cartoons published in a book entitled Hail to the Thief – Our 42nd President – William Jefferson Clinton. His illustrative and fine art work has also been displayed in galleries and museums across the United States. In October 2003, Hall published his first book of Political Cartoons entitled, Code Red – Editorial Cartoons by Ed Hall. In 2006 he published his second collection, entitled Diversions. Halltoons have also consistently been featured in Charles Brook’s “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year (2001 through 2014). Hall resides in Jacksonville with his wife Emmy.