Another Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist has lost his position with his newspaper.
Steve Breen, cartoonist for The San Diego Union-Tribune, will no longer be a regular presence at the newspaper.
Says Steve in a farewell column:
By Steve Breen Editorial Cartoonist July 21, 2023 5:49 PM PT
Today marks the last time I will have something in The San Diego Union-Tribune as a full-time cartoonist. Since 2001, I’ve drawn over 5,500 editorial cartoons, hundreds of illustrations and dozens of digital, animated GIFs on topics big and small, with local, national and international targets. I was an editorial cartoonist at a major metro daily newspaper for 22 years. It was a dream come true.
The only details so far are what Steve Breen says in his farewell to readers of the paper.
Did he take a buyout from Alden Capital, a hedge fund that recently bought the newspaper?
Will Steve continue the weekly caption contest for the newspaper? (there was none for July 21.)
His Caption It! panel for Creators Syndicate will go on I suppose.