Akron Beacon Journal editorial cartoonist Chip Bok has taken a buy-out after 22 years with the Akron Ohio paper. This was the third buy-out offer for his paper’s employees and Chip decided that now was the time to try something else.
“Everyone knows that the newspaper industry is grim right now. The rust belt is perhaps more grim than elsewhere,” he told me. He plans on continuing his syndication work with Creators and work on other projects. His last cartoon and day with the paper is next week on the 13th of October.