TVNewser Show TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Mr. Fish Blacklisted from LA Weekly

180mrfishbooth.jpgThe long-running political cartoon Mr. Fish was cut from the LA Weekly last month, and cartoonist Dwayne Booth took to his blog to express his frustration. He wasn’t just upset about losing a gig, he explained, but what he viewed as the downward spiral of both the LA Weekly and her sister paper, the Village Voice. That candor seems to have peeved LAW management. From Neon Tommy:

Drex Heikes, the Weekly’s editor, said that although he had considered reemploying Booth under different terms, the “broadside against Village Voice Media has indeed ended our relationship.”

Heikes said that Booth’s move to Philadelphia last summer made him less able to serve as a local cartoonist for the Weekly. Beyond that, Heikes said he had a “personal preference” for a different type of cartoon — with “subtlety and wit.”

Youch.

Previously on FBLA:
Mr. Fish Reflects On The LA Weekly

Sponsored Post

Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.