The Washington Post has snagged Tom Toles to be Herblock’s successor as the paper’s editorial cartoonist.
As a regular Washington Post reader, and as a big Toles fan, I’m overjoyed. It’s been my opinion for some time that Toles is the best in the game*. While I’m sorry for the folks of Buffalo who are losing his daily presence, I’m gonna be selfishly glad for me. I hope he stays with the Post for a long time.
*[sub]At least within the limits of what the audience of a major daily newspaper can deal with, that is. I’d like to live in a world where Tom Tomorrow or Ruben Bolling could be a paper’s editorial cartoonist without toning things down a couple of notches, but it ain’t happening soon. [/sub]
**[sub]I wasn’t sure what forum to put this in. Toyed with GD and Cafe Society, but I figured it could go in either of them, or here. Mods, if you feel like moving this thread, go right ahead. [/sub]