Jim Day, the editorial cartoonist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that he was laid off last week and “asked to leave the building that day and told I would not be allowed to return.”
Jim started his career with the Review-Journal in 1981 as newsroom graphics editor; in 1991 he accepted the job of full time editorial cartoonist. Before moving to Las Vegas he worked as a newsroom illustrator for the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot and was also the editorial cartoonist for the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press.
The Review-Journal continues to run his cartoon gallery on the paper’s website and with exception of a small blurp about five newsroom employees being laid off has not published any notice of the end of his 30-year career there. Most of his work as editorial cartoonist for the past 20 years focused on state and local issues.
At age 61 Jim has no immediate plans other than to continue publish through Cagle.com.