Earlier this year The Canton Repository, like all Gannett newspapers, cut off any reliance on syndicated material (excepting from The USA Today bureau) and has gone with local content. Part of that process was hiring native son Jerry King as their weekly editorial cartoonist.
Jerry King considers himself a cartoonist who does it all.
He recently became an editorial cartoonist for the Canton Repository. Readers can find his work in the Sunday edition each week.
He knows the people of Stark County and can relate to the local challenges and the positives in the county because he lives in Jackson Township with his wife Annie; their two daughters, Giana and Sienna; three cats, Jasper, Moji and Zoey; two dogs, Miles and Coco; and a gerbil named Pepper.
Five questions with … is a Sunday feature that showcases a member of the Stark County community.
This week it was a short profile and Five Questions with Jerry King.
Who have been some of your favorite cartoonists and artists and why?
I’ve never really been inspired by other cartoonists, but there is one cartoonist who makes me look at myself and say, ‘I suck,’ compared to him.
His name is Robert Weber, and he was a cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine. I only wish I would have met him before he passed.