Dave Astor at E&P is reporting that Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial cartoonist Stuart Carlson has been “forced” to take a buyout.
In an email Stuart wrote to milwaukeeworld.com he says,
‘Fraid it’s true. Given the cutbacks planned at the JS I was told they could no longer “justify” having a full-time editorial cartoonist. Although I’m taking the buyout, I’m not going willingly. I’m being forced out.
Another sterling decision by the best and brightest in the paper’s management.
I’ll continue to be nationally syndicated in papers like the Wash Post.
UPDATE: Just received another email from another cartoonist alerting me to this news. He adds that Stuarts last day is August 15 – his 25th anniversary with the paper.