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Thomas “TAB” Boldt laid off from Sun Media

The journalism melt down that has reduced the number of staff editorial cartoonists by 18% this year isn’t just an American phenomenon. The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists announced that Thomas “TAB” Boldt, cartoonist for Sun Media, has been laid off. He’s been with Sun Media (who owns dailies across Canada) since 2001.

Sue Dewar, Tim Dolighan, and Andy Donato were unaffected by the 10% workforce reduction across the chain.

Community Comments

#1 Daryl Cagle
December/18/2008
@ 1:39 pm

Tab is a brilliant cartoonist. This is another sad day.

#2 Rob Tornoe
December/18/2008
@ 1:45 pm

Wow. I was just speaking with Cam Cardow the other day about how the Canadian newspaper market doesn’t seem to have suffered quite as much as it’s American counterpart, and he said, “just wait.”

Sorry TAB, I think you’re stuff is brilliant!

#3 Kelly Wilde
March/6/2010
@ 5:32 pm

Wow – crazy! Sack anyone BUT your top cartoonist. Surely he’ll be snapped up by another top newspaper. I’ll be checking back at frequent intervals to see where the brilliant TAB toons appear next.

#4 Phil Wohlrab
March/7/2010
@ 1:56 am

don’t click on Kelly Wildes name

#5 Tyler Tinsley
March/7/2010
@ 7:59 am

LISTEN TO PHIL!

#6 Ed Harrington
March/7/2010
@ 8:38 am

I couldn’t help it!!!!

#7 Stephanie McMillan
March/7/2010
@ 9:21 am

Seriously, listen to Phil!

#8 Ted Rall
March/7/2010
@ 9:42 am

Online, no one can hear you scream.

#9 Phil Wohlrab
March/7/2010
@ 2:43 pm

LOL!

#10 Abell Smith
March/7/2010
@ 2:58 pm

Good God, why didn’t I listen to Phil…

#11 Ed Harrington
March/7/2010
@ 8:12 pm

This is probably the most free advertising that site has ever received…

Phil, we would all have probably been better off (and more innocent) if you’d never mentioned it.

#12 Stephen Beals
March/8/2010
@ 12:23 am

So the bad news is that Tab was laid off. The good news is that the swingers are rooting for him.

#13 Ted Rall
March/8/2010
@ 10:58 am

Finally, a viable profit model for webcomics.

#14 T AB
March/8/2010
@ 6:52 pm

Kelly,
Thanks for your kind comments, really appreciate that.
I hear that your website is quite interesting, most likely way more interesting and informative than most daily newspapers. Keep up the good work.
Cheers
TAB

#15 Tony McLean
December/7/2012
@ 10:34 am

What a farce. The best editorial cartoonist in Canada bar none.

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