Justin Benedict, a D.C. native, volunteered as a cartoonist and copyeditor in 2017. He was struck and killed while crossing the street in Alexandria, VA, on November 20, 2020. NBC Washington reported the incident and interviewed his wife.
Justin previously described himself by saying “After being expelled from various schools, fired from numerous jobs, and trying to vend the Street Sense newspaper — he had a mid-life crisis at 51 and has come back to volunteer as a cartoonist and editor. For his other cartoons, please go to VagrancyComics.tumblr.com. Justin also publishes a satirical newspaper washington-parrot.com.”