Bruce Russell (cartoonist)

Bruce Alexander Russell (August 4, 1903 – December 18, 1963) was an American editorial cartoonist.

After studying at the Southern branch of the University of California, where he worked for the Cub Californian,[1] he was hired for the Los Angeles Times as a sports cartoonist in 1927. He also drew a nationally syndicated cartoon, Rollo Rollingstone, during the early 1930s. In 1934 he became the lead cartoonist for the Times, a position he held until his death of a heart attack.[2]

Russell won the annual Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1946. His winning cartoon, entitled "Time to Bridge that Gulch," shows an American eagle and a Russian bear facing each other over a gulch filled with "irresponsible statements" and "deepening suspicions."[3][4]

His papers are held at University of California, Los Angeles.[5]


  1. George Garrigues, Loud Bark and Curious Eyes: A History of the UCLA Daily Bruin, 1919-1955
  2. "A Month of Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoons – Day 30 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources". Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  3. "Editorial Cartooning". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-04.
  4. "Elizabeth A Brennan and Elizabeth C Clarage, Who's Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners, Bruce Russell, p. 144"
  5. "Finding Aid for the Bruce Alexander Russell papers" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-18.

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