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Cox & Forkum taking a "final bow"

Cox & Forkum, October 3, 2007
Comment: Best wishes to John & Allen, the talented duo of conservative editorial cartoon fame. Thanks for the insight the wit and the humor. Cox & Forkum will be sorely missed!


A few excerpts by Allen, September 30, 2007 - "With mixed emotions I announce: John and I will no longer be producing editorial cartoons. John will continue posting his work at his blog, John Cox Art, and he and I will continue working together on various projects, but there will be no more regularly scheduled editorial cartoons. The [Cox & Forkum], Web site will remain running indefinitely, as a means to market our books and as an archive of our work."

[...] "Let me start by saying that quitting editorial cartooning has been one of my toughest decisions. Having such a creative outlet for expressing my opinions is immensely satisfying. It's an art form I've admired for decades, so I do not take lightly having the opportunity to work in the medium and to have that work seen by others. One of my proudest moments came soon after 9/11 when I held in my hands our first published cartoon. It was easy to feel useless, even helpless, in the weeks and months following the attacks. But to be able to fight in the battle of ideas was empowering."

[...] "I also want to stop focusing so much of my creative energy on negative aspects of daily life. There's still an ideological battle to be fought, not to mention an actual war, and I will stay engaged in some form and medium. But at this point, anything seems more appealing than immersing myself in the sewer of daily politics."

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