Richard Bartholomew is a co-founder and director of the Center for Deep Political Research. His talent, education, training, and professional experience have been primarily in the visual arts, resulting in his career as an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and editorial cartoonist. He is syndicated internationally by Artizans, and his artwork is in the permanent collections of the University of Texas Center for American History, the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and Ohio State's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. His awards include the Outstanding Entry Award in the John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, sponsored by Columbia College Chicago, and the Award of Excellence in the 10th annual International Editorial Cartoon Competition, hosted by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom. His animation work has appeared in two feature films, The Quest for Camelot (Warner Bros., 1997) and The Prince of Egypt (DreamWorks, 1998). At the JFK Historical Group conference in Washington D.C. in 2018, he explained why 54 years of revelations about the deep political forces who killed President Kennedy have failed to make a difference. He argued for a new methodology aimed at using the existing knowledge of those crimes against democracy to effectively stop the Deep State's ability to continue its propaganda of official lies.