By: E&P Staff
Newspapers like to turn a profit. At a Virginia daily, an editorial cartoonist turned into a prophet.
This past Sunday, Clay Jones of The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg did a cartoon showing a Virginia Tech football player running down the field holding a gun. On Monday, former Tech quarterback Marcus Vick was arrested for brandishing a gun. “We ask you: In what other paper can you read about the news before it happens?” quipped The Free Lance-Star in a Wednesday editor’s note titled “Life Imitates Jones.”
Jones’ cartoons are distributed to other papers by Creators Syndicate.