Cartoonist/Columnist Payne
Coming to November 19 Forum
Henry Payne, syndicated newspaper cartoonist featured in The Detroit News and other publications nationwide, will be in Grosse Pointe Farms Tuesday, November 19, speaking to the Eastside Republican Club.
The 7:30 p.m. event will be held at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road.
“We've appreciated Henry Payne's brilliant work in the Detroit News,” said club chairman Jenny Nolan. “His conservative perspective in both his columns and cartoons is refreshing and enlightening.”Detroit News cartoonist Henry Payne draws 'Payne'
She added, “The Forum is open to the public at no charge, so we invite anyone interested in current events or cartooning to attend.”
Payne to the World
Labeled "the Thomas Nast of his time" by National Review magazine, Payne creates his editorial drawings from a distinctly conservative point of view. More than a cartoonist, Payne also is a skilled and well-informed journalist whose investigative work has garnered national headlines.
The “Payne's Sketchbook,” a daily cartoon blog in which he discusses how he creates his cartoons, can be found online at his official web site,
As a Detroit News editorial writer, Payne's column runs online every Tuesday at
In addition to writing editorials and drawing cartoons, he edits the Detroit News Politics forum.
A Pulitzer Prize nominated cartoonist, Payne produces five local editorial cartoons each week for The News. Additionally, Payne draws five cartoons a week on national and international subjects for United Feature Syndicate in Kansas City that distributes his cartoons to 40 newspaper clients worldwide.
His work is reprinted in USA Today, National Review, and other publications. >>See a gallery of his Detroit News cartoons here.
The Associated Press has voted Payne the best editorial cartoonist in Michigan, and he has been runner-up for both the Pulitzer and Mencken awards.
As a writer, Payne reports regularly on economic, consumer, and environmental issues. His stories have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard magazine, National Review, Reason, Scripps Howard News Service, and numerous newspapers around the country. He also is a correspondent for National Review's popular “Planet Gore” blog.
Payne came to The Detroit News in 1999 after 13 years as an editorial cartoonist, writer, and editor for Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C.
Payne Publishes
Payne published his first book, “Payne & Ink: The Cartoons and Commentary of Henry Payne, 2000-2001,” in 2002. He also illustrated two children's books for Random House: “Where did Daddy's Hair Go?” (authored by Joe O'Connor) in 2006, and Dr. Seuss' “The Ear Book” in 2007.
In 1998, Payne created “Hub & Axel,” a comic panel distributed by the Tribune Company Syndicate about an American family and its very American passion for the automobile.
Born in 1962 in Charleston, West Virginia, Payne received a history degree from Princeton University in 1984. As editorial cartoonist for two student newspapers, The Daily Princetonian and the Nassau Weekly, Payne won the College Media Advisers cartoon contest and the Tribune Company Syndicate's national college cartoonist's contest.
Upon graduation from Princeton, Payne began his newspaper career as staff artist and editorial cartoonist with the Charleston (West Va.) Daily Mail. In 1986, he joined Scripps Howard News Service and began syndication with United Feature in 1987.
Payne is an active racecar driver, and a tennis and squash player. He is the father of two boys, and lives with wife, Talbot, in Bloomfield Hills.
The Eastside Republican Club Forum is normally held on the third Tuesday of the month from September through June. Admission is free and the public is always welcome. Stay up-to-date here and "like" the ERC on Facebook.

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