Bill McGraw reports that Detroit News editorial cartoonist Henry Payne will no longer be drawing editorial cartoons for the paper. He will remain on staff as a writer for the editorial page.
Payne was a victim of the ongoing cutbacks at Detroit’s two daily newspapers as they continue to lose print circulation in an era of expanding digital journalism.
“I won’t be doing any local news cartoons,” Payne said Thursday. “It’s just economics. They needed to make cuts; I’m one of the casualties.
The paper will continue to run syndicated editorial cartoons – including those from Henry which is distributed through Universal Uclick.