The 48-year-old weekly was abruptly shut down yesterday by the company that has owned it for the past two years. It was not a paper without flaws, and it was looking pretty thin on my last couple of visits to the city, but it was an institution. It was also the print home of TMW in San Francisco for more than two decades.
The paper’s demise is a small reminder of the fragility of the ecosystem which sustains my cartoon work. On a related note: please consider joining Sparky’s List!