Great news from South Carolina. Robert Ariail, the award-winning cartoonist and two-time Pulitzer finalist laid-off from The State after 25 years, has found a new home for his cartoons: The Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
Herald-Journal Executive Editor Mike Smith said the newspaper had a unique opportunity to provide more for its readers.
“Robert Ariail will be doing unique local content our readers have not had in the past,” Smith said. “Most of our readers are familiar with his award-winning work on national issues, but adding his graphic perspective on Spartanburg issues will bring a new level of commentary to our pages and generate additional interest in the Herald-Journal and GoUpstate.com. We're enthusiastic about this partnership.”