Editorial cartoonist Clay Jones, who was laid off from the Freelance-Star in 2012 due to budget cuts, is set to return to his former paper this Sunday as a freelance cartoonist. Clay will be contributing a weekly local cartoon to the Sunday edition and a cartoon on the topic of his choosing for the online edition. Clay once said he’d never freelance for his former paper, but due to “a change in editors, editorial and top editor who I know well and respect very much”, he’s excited to return to cartooning.
For me, this “gig” isn’t as much of a big deal as the fact I’m going to start cartooning again. I’ve missed it so much and I’ve watched so many juicy issues go by. I’ve also missed a lot of opportunities to totally blast some people. I can’t wait to get going again. I’ve also missed writing a blog and can’t wait to resume that again also.
Clay will also do a cartoon caption contest and live blog the upcoming election night focused on the governor’s race.