So did the Chronicle nominate him, then?
"No, I nominated myself," says Fiore, who began regularly drawing for SFGate.com in 2001. "More directly, my wife [Chelsea Donovan] did. She did most of the nitty-gritty work."
Fiore says he's glad to have won the Pulitzer for the Chronicle. "I'd hooked up with the Chron before the Merc-News -- they were my first client, running my animated work in 1999," he says. "They were happy to see me come back."
Man, sounds like the Chronicle owes Chelsea a Thank You card.