The Oklahoman editorial cartoonist Jim Lange is retiring “early” after 58 years with the paper. His last cartoon runs this Sunday. Yesterday, members of the newspaper staff paid tribute to his career that produced over 17,000 cartoons and illustrations. His retirement wasn’t voluntary. His departure was part of 150 other employees that took buyouts, retired early or were laid off. His wife reportedly said, “He liked what he did, and didn’t really want to retire.” Jim is 82 years old.
Jim plans to donate all of his original artwork to the history museum in Oklahoma City.
Thanks to JP Trostle for the information.