LA Daily News lays off publisher, 20 others – Patrick O’Connor not one of them

From the LA Times comes a story that the LA Daily News has laid off the paper’s publisher and 20 others.  The Daily News is home to editorial cartoonist Patrick O’Connor who reports that his job has not been directly affected.  Patrick does mention that the ousted publisher has been a great advocate of his work and as he puts it: “championed my work and stuck up for me when I was under fire.” 

It’s always good news for the editorial cartooning community when there are newspaper layoffs and the cartoonist isn’t one of them.