Washingtonpost.com’s Comic Riffs Defends Cartoonists’ Worth

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By: Joe Strupp

Michael Cavna at Washingtonpost.com’s Comic Riffs takes on the issue of cutting political cartoonist jobs, asking in a posting today: “Just how much is a political cartoonist worth?”

Taking views of some well-known cartoonists, and several who have left their newspaper employment, Cavna tallies the opinions and offers advice to editors: “A top-notch political cartoonist is worth at least as much a star sports columnist. On balance, in fact, they can be strikingly similar.”

He explains it at:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/comic-riffs/2008/11/
the_rant_just_how_much_is_a_po.html

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