Cartooning Loss and Gain in S.C.

By: E&P Staff

There’s bad news and a little good news this month for the editorial cartooning profession.

The Greenville (S.C.) News is eliminating the job of staff editorial cartoonist Roger Harvell effective March 30, reported today.

“I am told Gannett will no longer fund the position of a full-time editorial cartoonist here,” Harvell told the site, which is affiliated with the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

The number of staff editorial cartooning positions has plummeted from about 200 two decades ago to about 80 today.

Meanwhile, the Anderson (S.C.) Independent Mail has begun running local editorial cartoons by Al Stine, whose other credits include cartoons for Playboy magazine and ad campaigns, and doing paintings.

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