‘Tulsa World’ Plans to Replace Late Cartoonist Doug Marlette

By: E&P Staff

The Tulsa (Okla.) World will not be one of the many newspapers eliminating their editorial cartoonist positions.

EditorialCartoonists.com reported that the World wants to replace Doug Marlette, who died in a car accident July 10 at the age of 57.

The World said in a statement that it “finds itself in a most difficult position. While mourning the death of our editorial cartoonist Doug Marlette, we are faced with finding his replacement. No easy task. We are looking for a gifted cartoonist and caricaturist, one with a passion for the profession.

“Our cartoonist must be up to the minute on news developments locally and nationally and produce on deadline at least five humorous cartoons a week. We will require our new cartoonist to live in the Tulsa area. We promise great working conditions, a lot of fresh ideas, and colleagues who love to laugh and enjoy their work.”

The paper also said it’s one of the “few” dailies “that remain family owned.”

Marlette’s Tulsa World cartoons were syndicated by Tribune Media Services.

EditorialCartoonists.com is the Web site of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

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