Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles will retire from the Washington Post on November 1, Post staffers learned in a memo Thursday.
Toles moved to the Post from the Buffalo News in 2002, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1990. Toles “set an almost unimaginable standard of consistent excellence.”
Whether Tom continues editorial cartooning with an lighter schedule remains to be seen.
Wikipedia has a biography of Tom, who turns 69 years old this month.
Tom’s fifty year career as editorial cartoonist began at the University of New York at Buffalo and The Spectrum, the campus newspaper there. By the time he left his iconic signature had been settled on, though not his eventual cartoon style. The University of Buffalo maintains an archive of Tom’s early 1969-1973 work. While GoComics maintains a 25 year archive of Tom’s later 1995-2020 work.
We wish Tom all the best and await further news.