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Eric Devericks lands on feet – not in cartooning

An Associated Press article on Seattle Times cartoonist Eric Devericks indicates that Eric has an exit plan lined up when he leaves his job as the Times’ editorial cartoonist December 12. According to the article, after the near-miss layoff in April, Eric started an apparel company with a few friends to make clothing for the skateboard company LongBoardLarry as well as designing other t-shirts. In January, Eric will move his family down to southern California where he’ll start a job as business development specialist for an industrial design company.

When asked about a future in cartooning, he reportedly said, “To be honest, it feels a little bit like that part of my life has run its course.”

Community Comments

#1 Ed Hall
December/4/2008
@ 7:49 am

Seattle to Southern Cal?
Doldrums/deadlines to sunshine/surf?

I’d take that change.

Good luck Eric!

#2 Benita Epstein
December/4/2008
@ 8:50 am

It’s good that he thought ahead and he’s young. No job is safe, ever. Good luck to you, Eric.

#3 Eric Devericks
December/4/2008
@ 12:48 pm

I’ve lived in the NW most of my life, I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to heading south.

Today’s high in Seattle 47

San Clemente 70…IN DECEMBER!!!!!

Ed, you’ll have to come out an teach me to surf.

#4 John Cole
December/4/2008
@ 12:52 pm

Good luck, Eric. Stay in touch and let us know how it goes.

#5 KRANKY (JOE RANK)
December/4/2008
@ 1:07 pm

Great idea, Eric.
Good luck…and if you have some time, visit near me and I’d be happy to show you around SLO, Pismo Beach, and Avila. More than a few opportunities for what you’re working at.

( Don’t ask me to surf, though. I swim like a rock! )

#6 J.G. Moore
December/4/2008
@ 4:40 pm

Smart move Eric. Editorial Cartooning is dead as a doornail.

#7 J.G. Moore
December/4/2008
@ 4:44 pm

Eric, you should “let them (newspaper) have it” on your last cartoon. Straight “dog them out” on that last cartoon, THAT would be cool.

#8 Steve Greenberg
December/4/2008
@ 9:57 pm

Hey Eric, I spent 14 years at the Seattle P-I (1985-2000) but have been back in my native SoCal since 2002. Helluva lot warmer. Contact me if you want any SoCal info, or to commiserate about being axed in the same week.

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