Wichita Eagle editorial cartoonist Richard Crowson has been laid off from his newspaper as part of the McClatchy-wide staff reduction effort. The paper has dropped its workforce by 2% this year already. The parent company, McClatchy announced earlier that it was trimming 10 percent, or 1,150 full-time employees from its payroll.
Richard told the Wichita Business Journal that he is “take time off and enjoy not having a daily deadline. But he also is looking into other types of art and illustration projects.”