Faces on the Barroom Floor
The Omaha Press Club “Face on the Barroom Floor” honors newsmakers impacting the community.
Original “Face on the Barroom Floor” artist Jim Horan worked for the Omaha
World-Herald in 1971 when he started drawing the “Faces.” All but two of the
caricatures — President Ford, and Jim’s own “Face” — were drawn by Horan until
he retired in 2019.
The current “Face” artist is nationally recognized cartoonist Jeff Koterba, former
longtime employee of the Omaha World-Herald.
The drawings are unveiled during a roast and toast of the honoree that is open to
the public. They are then placed on the floor to be walked on and admired until
they are framed and join the other newsmakers’ caricatures on the clubs’ walls.
No other press club has anything like the “Face on the Barroom Floor” honor.
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