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Cartoonist bites the (graphite) dust

The Vancouver Sun has an article about its editorial cartoonist, Roy Peterson, who has been drawing biting visual commentary for the paper for 47 years. It includes laudatory commentary from The Gazette’s Aislin.

Actually, make that former editorial cartoonist. The article doesn’t explicitly say this, but Peterson has been let go, his final cartoon killed. His freelance contract isn’t being renewed, judged to be too expensive.

Not having seen Peterson’s invoices, it’s hard to judge whether he was in fact asking for too much money, but either way it’s sad that another newspaper veteran has been forced out before his time.