iPad newspaper comics
 
Cross posted at Laugh!.

Here’s my cartoon that appeared in April’s Editor & Publisher magazine.

Comics and cartoons are always getting the short-end of the stick. They continue to be one of the most popular features in newspapers, yet they’re often the first things cut in order to save money. And the cartoonists themselves are making less, as their client list shrinks and some syndicates lower their payment rates.

People like reading the comics on paper (one of the reasons I’m launching Laugh! magazine). So when newspapers get giddy at the prospects of devices like the iPad, I just worry that the great profession that has helped defined newspapers (and helped make them unique) will begin to wither away.