I heard from Bill Day today that he just lost his job at The Memphis Commercial-Appeal.  Last week I heard from Robert Ariail at The State in South Carolina that he also lost his job, in what Robert describes as “the McClatchy Tsunami.”  Both Bill and Robert are long-time contributors to our site, and are among the very best cartoonists around.  Both are syndicated by United Media, which also syndicates Ed Stein and Drew Litton, who lost their jobs when The Rocky Mountain News closed about three weeks ago – quite a hit to the United Media cartoonist stable.  I’ve asked Bill and Robert to send me some comments for the blog.

See Bill Day’s cartoon archive here.  See Robert Ariail’s cartoon archive here.  Their most recent cartoons are posted below.