The Friday Spill

In the thirteen years Ink Spill has existed there have been a number of stories that have been difficult to report. They were alike in that they concerned the passing of colleagues at The New Yorker. Often those cartoonists were people I knew well over long periods of time. I considered many of them friends.

This week brought a very different story no less difficult to report. The New Yorker announced  that it has suspended veteran cartoonist Danny Shanahan’s contract following his arrest on Wednesday. A spokesperson for The New Yorker issued this statement:

“The accusations against Danny Shanahan are deeply disturbing. We have suspended his freelance contract while the Dutchess County District Attorney’s office proceeds with its investigation.”

 

 

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