Readers of the Philadelphia Inquirer will see the last political cartoon penned by Tony Auth, a local legend and Pulitzer Prize winner who has drawn daily political cartoons for the same hole in the paper for the last 40 years. "I feel like a kid again," Auth said from his corner office at the Inquirer’s soon-to-be-vacated tower on North Broad Street. "I'm really looking forward to trying new things with my cartoons."
“Pearls Before Swine” creator Stephan Pastis realized there was a problem when he began talking to younger readers across the country. It seemed 20-something readers, more inclined to read news on their iPhones or iPads, never picked up a newspaper to become exposed to Pastis’ work.
Referring to former Chicago Tribune cartoonist Jeff MacNelly’s popular style of art, Cagle thinks editors are more likely to buy and run cartoons that are reminiscent of MacNelly’s style. Unfortunately, Oklahoma cartoonist David Simpson took this advice a bit too literally.
Jack's youthful optimism and ambition in the face of a cataclysmic shift in the media industry inspires confidence. As far as the future of the syndicate is concerned, he says: "Most importantly, we are nimble enough to adapt and embrace the media revolution that is currently taking place."
Rob Tornoe interviews Creators Syndicate President and Chief Operations Officer Jack Newcombe as he takes the reigns of the syndicate started by his father Rick.
A stable and growing business for much of its 140+ year history, syndicates have been forced to navigate in murky waters for much of the last five years as the newspaper industry it is symbiotically attached to has gone through a dramatic upheaval. Many newspaper companies are now wondering what their next move should be.
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