Cartoonist Britt Laid-Off From State Journal-Register

Chris Britt, the long-time cartoonist for the State Journal-Register, has been laid-off.

Just received word that Chris Britt (view Britt’s recent cartoons here) has been laid-off from his job as the staff cartoonist for the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois. Chris, a contributor to, has been the staff cartoonist at the Journal-Register since 1999, and was let go amid cutbacks and financial difficulties by the paper’s parent company, Gatehouse.

According to the Illinois Times, Britt said he wasn’t sure whether he was given a reason for his firing.

“They may have – I was just in a little bit of a daze,” he told the paper. “Economic re-structuring, or something like that.”

Here’s a video of Britt back in 2008 talking about cartooning and the impact it can have, especially locally:




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