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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/14/2009

A Landscape Lacking in Political Cartoonists...


Greetings, Cartoon Nation...

So the San Francisco Chronicle's Tom Meyer -- for decades a Bay Area morning must-read -- is the latest political cartoonist to lose his journalistic perch.

This change comes while the losses are still fresh in Richmond (Gary Brookins) and South Carolina (Robert Ariail). Comic Riffs has mulled the question often: When will the bleeding stop? Well, Daryl Cagle writes that he thinks this "McDonaldsization" of editorial cartooning -- fewer choices of cartoonists who will serve the masses -- might lead to only about a dozen staff cartoonists being left standing once the dust settles.

So the question of the day is: What do you think of this possible scenario -- a dozen widely syndicated political cartoonists serving most of the country? Have an opinion? Fire away.

By  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/14/2009

Categories:  The Political Cartoon

 
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