Seven years ago Bob Englehart and The Hartford Courant parted ways, since then Bob has continued as a freelance political cartoonist syndicated by Cagle Cartoons. Now Bob is again associated with a newspaper.
From the Associated Press coverage of a new newspaper startup (via The Arkansas Democrat Gazette):
WINSTED, Conn. — At age 88, Ralph Nader believes his neighbors in northwest Connecticut are tired of electronics and miss the feel of holding a newspaper to read about their town.
So at a time when many local newspapers are dying, the longtime activist and four-time presidential candidate is helping start one.
The first edition of the Winsted Citizen is now circulating around the old New England mill town, covering stories about a newly opened food co-op, a Methodist church closing after lagging attendance and the repair of a century-old bridge.
Deep in that article Bob Englehart gets mentioned:
[Editor and publisher Andy] Thibault has used his connections to build a solid bench of contributors, including longtime Hartford Courant editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart.
The weekly paper’s website has a staff/contributors page which includes Bob:
Bob Englehart was the award-winning editorial cartoonist and writer for the Hartford Courant for 35 years, leaving in October 2015. Since then, he’s been drawing editorial cartoons for Caglecartoonscom and Patreon.com/Englehart. He says, “Drawing editorial cartoons and writing keeps me off of the psychiatrist’s couch.” His novel, Whoever Steals A Man is available on Amazon.com.
Bob tells of the new gig on Twitter …
and on Facebook, where he notes it is “the first local cartoon I’ve drawn in 7 1/2 years!”
Unfortunately The Daily Cartoonist hasn’t yet found that new local cartoon.
But good for Bob!