Decrement the staff count by one this morning. From a couple of sources it looks like Gary Brookins, the award winning editorial cartoonist for the Times-Dispatch in Richmond Virginia has been laid off along with 90 others. Gary has been with the paper since 1979 and is syndicated through King Features. He also produces the comic panel Pluggers and co-produces Jeff MacNelly’s Shoe. He was also a nominee for best editorial cartoonist last year by the National Cartoonist Society.
More information to come.