I’m sorry to
write that two of my favorite political cartoonists have retired
from our tiny profession.
Sandy Huffaker is one my cartoon heroes.
When I was in college I was a big fan of his cartoons that were
running every week in Time Magazine. Sandy worked as a regular
editorial cartoonist for a newspaper when he was young, then
spent his career as a cartoon illustrator. Now he spends
most of his time at his ranch in Virginia doing paintings. He
had been drawing editorial cartoons regularly for our syndicate
for the past few years.
Sandy called me a couple of months ago
to say he was tired of the daily editorial cartooning grind.
He is an Obama supporter, he thinks Obama will win and prospect
of losing President Bush makes him lose his anger and passion.
I encouraged Sandy to draw whenever the inspiration hits him,
and last week he sent us this portrait of McCain and baby Palin
If any of our readers are Huffaker fans,
as I am, and are sorry to see him go, send
Sandy an e-mail and tell him he is missed!
The other cartoonist we’re losing is M.e. Cohen, a freelancer with a wild style
from New Jersey. M.e. is retiring from editorial cartooning because
of a detached retina. He plans to keep doing illustrations, but the daily, freelance political
cartoons were just too much. I’m also hopeful that M.e. will
come back; it is tragic to see him leave us.
See more cartoons by M.e.
here. That is one of his samples
below. Click here to send
M.e. an e-mail and let him know he is also missed.