In Mike Rhode’s latest column in the Washington City Paper, compared the number of cartoons in each D.C. paper with what was offered in 2007. The result: only 65 percent of the comics remain.
As we take stock of this great nation of ours, it is evident that one group is sufferingâ??a surprising group given its mission. Cartoonists are under siege in this great capital of ours.
If we examine who was appearing in our newspapers in May 2007, the last date we have statistics for, we find a relatively thriving local market. A look at January 2010 shows a much-diminished field.
Using an unscientific scale of one point per cartoonist and one per syndicated page of comics, letâ??s take a look at both dates.