Monday, February 12, 2024

de Adder Toast at the Post

From The Daily Cartoonist.

It has been nearly a month since Michael de Adder‘s last weekly cartoon for The Washington Post.

Three years ago Michael, after freelancing for the paper, was signed as a contract cartoonist to The Washington Post and charged with supplying three cartoons a week.

Over the years that was dropped to two cartoons a week. 

Then last Fall Michael announced he had been reduced to once a week. 

That “new management” thing was a regular occurrence with The WaPo during 2023. 

From Deadline:

[William] Lewis, who served as the CEO of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal from 2014 to 2020, will start in his role on Jan. 2 [2024]. He will succeed Patty Stonesifer, who has served as interim CEO in June [2023] after Fred Ryan announced his exit.
Now Mike Rhode at Comics DC has noticed that De Adder has been a no show at The WaPo for three weeks:

Michael de Adder appears to no longer be under contract with The Washington Post. He’s not listed as one of their three cartoonists on their Editorial Cartoon page, although Ann Telnaes, Edith Pritchett, and Michael Ramirez are. de Adder’s contributor page now reads “Michael de Adder was a political cartoonist for The Washington Post” and his last cartoon was January 16th.

Mike Rhode has reached out to Michael de Adder for more information and will report if any response comes.

Michael continues as a freelancer for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, the Toronto Star, and the Ottawa Hill Times.

Michael mentioned his Washington Post situation on X/Twitter last Friday night.

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