John Pritchett

John Pritchett has created thousands of cartoons and illustrations over a span of 33 years. He has won awards from the United Nations Correspondents Association, Best of the West, the Society of
Professional Journalists, Hawaii’s Thousand Friends and the Hawaii Publishers Association. His work is published worldwide and he has produced four books featuring his cartoons.

John Pritchett: Underwater In More Ways Than One John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Underwater In More Ways Than One

Mayoral candidate Mufi Hannemann recently said that the Honolulu rail project would cost $1 billion to tear down leaving little choice but to move ahead. Here’s what this commentator thinks of that.

John Pritchett: Slow Mo

John Pritchett: Slow Mo

Hawaii has received billions of dollars in federal stimulus money to help the state stay afloat during the pandemic. But it’s been slow going when it comes to getting it to the people who need it.

John Pritchett: Police Protection? John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Police Protection?

The police union’s endorsement of Rick Blangiardi for Honolulu mayor makes some wonder whether the relationship might be a little too close for comfort at a time HPD is pushing back against more oversight.

John Pritchett: Here We Go Again John Pritchett/Civil Beat

John Pritchett: Here We Go Again

Political cartoonist John Pritchett returns to Civil Beat just in time for the 2020 campaign season. He’s been around long enough to have seen these guys before.

John Pritchett: Police Test Scores Doctored? John Pritchett

John Pritchett: Police Test Scores Doctored?

Longtime Honolulu political cartoonist has this view on the recent settlement between the city and a former police officer who said she was fired for reporting altered test scores.

Pritchett: Cowboy Clayton Hee Rides Into the Sunset

Pritchett: Cowboy Clayton Hee Rides Into the Sunset

Clayton Hee saddles up to leave the Senate so he can wrangle with Hawaii's incumbent lieutenant governor.
Pritchett: Talk Stink

Pritchett: Talk Stink

Does State Rep. Rida Cabanilla like the smell of cheese?
Pritchett: The Dangers of Driving While Digital

Pritchett: The Dangers of Driving While Digital

Distracted Driving Awareness Month is over and a new law has been passed, but have drivers gotten the message?
Pritchett: Mufi Returns

Pritchett: Mufi Returns

The controversial former Honolulu mayor has changed — again.