Tribune Co. Cartoonists Hope Their Local Focus Ensures Job Security

E&P has interviewed the remaining Tribune Company editorial cartoonists still gainfully employed. The going theory for keeping their job is to do more local cartoons.

“The only insurance an editorial cartoonist has — if he or she has any insurance at all — is to focus on local issues,” said Englehart. “Newspapers can buy national cartoons from syndicates, and get Pulitzer Prize winners by the pound.”