From The Star Tribune.
It's with extremely mixed feelings that after 42 years, and some 10,000 cartoons, I have decided to retire from the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune.
I wish I was able to offer a farewell cartoon. I've been away from my drawing table in recent weeks, recovering from hand surgery for carpal tunnel and other nerve issues.
It's been a pleasure to work with everyone at the Star Tribune. The support I've felt over the years from the editors, writers and support staff from every department has made this a cartoonist's dream job.
Some readers have taken exception to a few of the views I've expressed. OK, maybe more than a few … that's the nature of the opinion biz.
The Minneapolis Tribune editor who hired me, the late great Charles Bailey, gave me just one directive: "Never be afraid to make people angry, but know exactly why you're doing it." A political cartoonist couldn't ask for more.