Bill Day, who has been at the Memphis Commercial Appeal for the last 10 years has been laid off this afternoon. He will continue his syndicated cartoons through United Media.
“It’s been a wonderful job to work for [Otis Standford, his editor]. He gave me complete freedom. It was wonderful. I loved every minute of it. I can’t believe its over. I love the city, the paper,” Bill said, still very much in shock of the news that came without warning. He was asked to have his office cleaned out in an hour, but after protesting that it would take much longer than that to clear out his work, they gave him the rest of the afternoon.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do. I have a mortgage and kids. I guess I’ll just have to see what happens next,” he said regarding what he might do next.