Look at the toon my friends. Brought tears to me brown eyes.
Bullet holes in the curtains………
Knives that are embedded in the stage.
What appears to be rotten fruit lying amidst the flowers.
Yet, the gentleman wearing the Uncle Sam hat bows gracefully.
What a class act finale.
For me…………It says it all.
They explain their departure.
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.
That said, I imagine we won’t be able to resist creating an occasional editorial cartoon. And if we do, we’ll post it here.
HEY! THERE’S NO CRYING IN CARTOONING!
As you may already have heard, Allen Forkum and I have hung up our spurs over at Cox and Forkum.com. You can read in detail the whys and wherefors of our decision but be assured…..I’m still kickin’. I’ve got lots to do here and you haven’t seen NUTHIN’ yet…..
For all of those who have been aware of our work for the last few years, thank you for the encouragement you’ve so generously given. We’ve enjoyed the ride.
Absolutely impossible act to follow friends.
With a heavy heart I wish Allen and John infinite blessings on their departure.
Soldiers in the ideological battle are laying down their weapons…for now.
A voice, our voice, expressed through their unparalleled brilliant Art.
Hard core Lefty moonbats are going to be hitting the koolaid hard and partyin upon their departure…now that’s a testimonial if ever there was one!
God speed guys. If y’all change your minds……….We’re all here waitin…right where ya left us.
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