By: E&P Staff
DailyInterview.net has conducted a three-part interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett, in which Bennett is asked about, among other things, his firing from the St. Petersburg Times in 1994.
?I worked at the St. Pete Times for 11 wonderful years. Unfortunately, I was there for 13,? Bennett says. ?The official reason for my termination was that ?my work no longer met the standards of the St. Petersburg Times.? That?s what I was told by the man who fired me, and that?s what was written on the form I signed during my exit interview. But there was much more to to the story than that.?
Check it out, here.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2002, Bennett was named Editorial Cartoonist of the Year by E&P in 2001. Previously with The Christian Science Monitor in Boston — during which he was nominated for a Pulitzer six times — he now draws for the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press. He is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.