Robert Ariail, who has been the editorial cartoonist for The State (Columbia, SC) since 1984, has announced that he is resigning from the paper after his position was reduced to part-time status. The paper laid off 38 individuals last week and cut pay for others. Robert’s last day will be Thursday. The announcement posted today on the State’s website includes a quote from Robert saying, “I hope to find another job in editorial cartooning. I’m 53. It’s difficult to remake myself, and I don’t want to.”
More information is to come as details emerge.