I haven’t posted in the blog for a while as we’ve been updating to a new blogging system from our antique programming.  There has been plenty of bad news while I’ve been blogless; most recently, my buddy Patrick O’Conner was laid off from the Los Angeles Daily News.  See Patrick’s cartoon archive here, and see a short interview with Patrick about his job loss here on Alan Gardner’s site.

Another looming cartoon loss is hanging over Seattle as it was announced that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is for sale and is likely to close or publish only on the web.  The Seattle PI is renowned for their Pulitzer winning cartoonist, David Horsey.  Click here to see Horsey’s archive. And read more about it on Rob Tornoe’s Cartoon News Blog.  (The Seattle Times laid off their cartoonist, Eric Devericks recently, potentially leaving Seattle toonless.)

I should mention that Rob Tornoe has just joined our site, see Rob’s cartoons here.  Rob draws cartoons for Editor & Publisher magazine.  He recently did an excellent job with a blog about cartoon news on Politicker.com and I invited him to join us here and do the same thing for us.  I’m delighted to have Rob on board, read Rob’s stupendous, new Cartoon News blog here.  Rob’s new blog will be my first stop on the web every day.

In more ugly news, Thomas “Tab” Boldt, the brilliant Canadian cartoonist who’s work we syndicate, was laid off from his job as cartoonist for Sun Media.  Tab’s work is great and I’m sure he’ll land on his feet with another job soon.  See Tab’s cartoon archive here.