Twilight of The Editorial Cartoonists

The reaper came for another editorial cartoonist over the weekend.

above: Karl Wimer, 2009


Essays marking the decline of editorial cartooning have been perennial since 1954, when the Saturday Review’s Henry Ladd Smith declared the form trite and exhausted. But we are now really entering the end times of the editorial cartoon.

Politico joins the chorus preaching Armageddon for editorial cartoonists.