above: Wayne celebrates 40 years with the paper and announces his retirement in 2029.
below: Wayne announces he has been let go ten years earlier than planned.
Wayne Wright has been sketching the daily cartoons for Summerside, [Prince Edward Island]-based newspaper the Journal Pioneer for the past 40 years, but last week that came to an end.
Wright says he was let go as a cost cutting measure.
Wright said he was told it is cheaper for the paper to utilize the cartoonists from the Halifax-based Chronicle Herald.
He said he was given the option to reduce his daily cartoons to just two days a week. Wright said he thought about it before declining the offer.