Tulsa World editorial cartoonist Bruce Plante works on a drawing. 

Years in media: 40 years excluding 3 years at my college newspaper, the Arkansas Traveler at the University of Arkansas

Why I got into this business: At a very early age (6) I loved drawing, humor and a had goal to make a difference in my community, my state and my nation.

In one sentence, why is journalism important: Good journalism provides essential information to help voters’ make educated choices — a crucial element to a healthy representative democracy.

What three words describe you: I’m a lifelong workaholic, a loving father and loving husband of almost 42 years.

What issue fires you up: Education

Who is a Tulsan you admire: Mazeppa

What is your favorite local hangout: Killkenny’s

Favorite movie: "Memento"

Favorite book: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Favorite quote: The more I learn about people (politicians) the more I like my dog. — Mark Twain