Just received confirmation that Eric Devericks, editorial cartoonist for the Seattle Times, has been laid off along with 40 to 50 others. Eric’s position was on the cutting block earlier this year, but was spared after enough staffers took a voluntary buyout. On this round, only about half of the necessary cuts were voluntary.
As to the future, Eric doesn’t know quite yet what he’ll do. He’s been with the paper for six and half years and was the 2001 John Locher Award winner.