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Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons


Most people know my work through Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons, which I started illustrating with Allen Forkum in August 2001. We have over 1,000 cartoons on our Web site, so be sure to poke around. You'll also find the cartoons compiled three books.

This cartoon happens to be one in which I came of with the scenario. Allen and I tweaked it to better fit the news at the time. And unfortunately Israel eventually retured to its past record of negotiating for hostages.

Comments (65)

Dutch Herald:

This was the first cartoon I ever saw of you guys and still one of my favorites. It's quite widely used in Dutch newssites. Many thanks for all your great works. Luv' ya guys!


quite stunning, actually, in its visual representation of the conflict.

a pity that ha'aretz has yet to actually fulfill that quote from pirke avoth.


Absolutely love the work!
Been keeping track of C&F for years.



My wife is of Israeli Jewish decent and found this cartoon particularly touching. She only wishes that Israel would actually be this bold...


Your graphic sense is amazing. As an artist I'm time and time blown away by your skills, however I'm not so blown away by your bias treatment of subjects. However, as an American Muslim woman, who is also studying History and Political Science- especially that of the Middle East, I find myself deeply offended by some of your depictions. Please understand that 1.)there is a difference between the religion of Islam- which I practice, and what you see on TV. 2.) there is plenty of serious work to do in regards to the Israel/ Palestinian conflict. Please remember that Israel also is not blame free. By this I mean that both sides however disillusioned and victimized need acknowledge each other. Each needs to also acknowledge the rights of those born in the region to jointly (without the corrupt labels of Israeli /Palestinian) occupy the land with. I would appreciate if your cartoons could and would accurately reflect what is going on instead of hinging on bias.


In the time of the Crusades, many of those "crusaders" involved did not accurately portray the Christianity that was practiced elsewhere at the time. Does this mean that we should look at those crusaders that praticed terror as anything other than the terrorists they were? Certainly, there were those involved in the Crusades that did not practice terror; however, history tends to forget those who built schools and libraries.

Terror is terror. It is only how it dresses itself that is different now.

Moxie May:

I love how we tend to forget that we lost 3 out of 4 of the crusades and that some high ranking christians actually fought against the crusaders. Yet, that is beside the point. I agree with Asli. The cartoons are amazing, however couldn't there be a few more that look at what Israel is doing, or even some more that deal with our domestic issues.

Luis Chacin:

Excellent stuff. I'm a big fan...

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John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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