Stilson Greene Retires His Political Pen

Stilson Greene, longtime local editorial cartoonist for Loudoun County, is retiring his political pen.

For 38 years I have written and drawn a weekly editorial cartoon for a Loudoun newspaper. First the Loudoun Times-Mirror, then Leesburg Today and finally Loudoun Now. That’s over 1,950 cartoons and miles of political ink. The time has come for me to put aside my pen. Through the years I have worked with great editors, including George Barton, Brett Phillips and Norman Styer; not once did they censor or change my work. They allowed my voice to speak from that one panel and for that I am grateful.

Read Stilson’s full farewell message to his readers here.

Loudoun Now has an archive of Stilson’s Corner cartoons going back to 2015. 

Below is Stilson’s last political cartoon from March 31, 2022.


Stilson is quick to tell us that he is not giving up his day job.

I am not retiring; I will continue to run my graphic design and illustration business as I have for the last 42 years. I am merely closing the lid on the political ink bottle.

Stilson Greene Graphic Design and Illustration has a sampling of Stilson’s other artwork.


Stilson is a musician and has made his opinions known on that field of art as a blogger.

all art © Stilson Greene/Loudoun Now


Mike Rhode