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A small flash of hope

There seems to be no bottom to the continued layoffs that have decimated the ranks of editorial cartooning for the past few years, so when a bit of good news comes along it's worth mentioning.

After nine years of searching for a replacement for the late Jeff MacNelly, The Chicago Tribune announced earlier this week that it would hire Scott Stantis, who currently works for The Birmingham News. Stantis makes sense as a replacement: he's a conservative with an independent streak that works in a traditional style. He and the Trib seem excited to get local cartoons in the mix, an attitude I hope more newspapers adopt in the coming years.

In addition, The Birmingham News announced they will hire another staff cartoonist to replace Stantis. Let's hope it doesn't take nine years.
08.21.2009 |



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