courtesy THE CANADIAN PRESS July 14, 2015.
A cartoon from 1997 by Adrian Raeside.
VICTORIA — A longtime editorial cartoonist who made a career out of skewering politicians has become a victim of budget cuts after more than three decades at one newspaper.
The Victoria Times Colonist said it no longer has the money to employ Adrian Raeside after 36 years.
Editor-in-chief Dave Obee called Raeside one of the best newspaper cartoonists in Canada, among those still plying their craft in the dailies.
Obee said Raeside’s cartoons have been a focal point of the Victoria paper’s editorial page, but times are changing in a business that is seeking new readers and has less cash.
Raeside said he saw his days at the newspaper coming to an end when his cartoons went from six days a week to intermittent appearances.
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