Full, interesting Southern history!! take a read, get educated … “American south, take out the trash. Yakety-yak. Don’t talk back.”
In 1995, I worked for the Daily Leader in Brookhaven, Mississippi. The Leader was a small five-day-a-week newspaper (Monday through Friday) with a circulation of around 5,000 a day (if my memory is serving me correctly). I was not hired to be a cartoonist but as the staff photographer. But I still did my daily cartoons which unfortunately, my publisher had no interest in. I was self-syndicating to state newspapers, so when my publisher killed a cartoon, I didn’t stress over it. But when he killed a cartoon criticizing the KKK, I knew we had an issue.
Previously, this publisher had killed a cartoon depicting state legislators as clowns. Today, I refuse to draw politicians as clowns as it’s such a lazy concept. I was probably the only cartoonist in the nation not to draw a clown car cartoon during the 2016 GOP primaries, but this was 1995. My publisher…
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