What happened to the game day sports page cartoon in the ADG?

Is this the first year they haven’t done it? I’ve enjoyed those since I was a kid.

Dusty Higgins, who did those for several years, split ways with the newspaper last year. This is the second year those have not appeared.

Bummer. Guess I should have noticed it last year if it meant that much to me. Any chance of restarting the tradition with another artist?

I can’t speak for the print side, but I’d love to have cartoons online - not only for football, but other events. So if anyone knows an aspiring sports cartoonist, send them my way.

Let me do a little digging for you.