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Found this in todays' Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Check out my Feb 25 toon. Eerie. And I don't mean the lake.

Comments (28)

Tom Wms.:

John: Can you say, "Plagiarism"?

John Cox:

Hey Tom

Occassionally, I get questioned about where my ideas come from. Well, they come from EVERYWHERE. Rarely, I'll do a piece that pops up on another artist's radar. What happened? Don't know, can't know.

Kirk Walters is a big dog.in editorial circles. Did he see and like the puppet idea? Who the hell knows? I just get a kick out seeing something similar pop up at all. Eerie.


Hmmmmmm......fishy. And I don't mean anything about Lake Erie either.

John Cox:


The puppet is not talking. It's holding a sign. Now, my puppets talk as if the puppeteer is debating with himself; a sounding board for his emotional dilemma.

Who writes the sock puppets' sign? Why is it funny if the puppet is mute? Walters take doesn't have the psychosis angle.

If he saw my cartoon, he didn't get it.

Tom Wms.:

John, I think yours was better. Maybe there is a rush on to emulate you.


"Maybe there is a rush on to emulate you."

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but there can be only one John Cox!

John Cox:

Hey G

Thanks for the kind word. Just banging away at what I enjoy.


The sock puppet would have to write its own sign. I think Walters gets the psychosis angle--I also think he's churning out product so fast, trying to stay current & on top of his game--that sometimes subtleties slip. It works this way--but it's not as funny--& it's belabored.

How many times have you painted, drawn, written, or said something--only to think weeks (or sometimes days, or sometimes even minutes) later, "Oh, man--if I'd only just have ________."


Uhhhhhhhhhh? I agree with T. that "he's churning out product so fast, trying to stay current & on top of his game"! Let's face it, when something is due every day, these guys don't necessarily have the best idea every day. He has certainly seen John's material and that stokes the imagination. What ever! WE (that's us) do know,.... that if the puppet doesn't sing, it ain't funny. How's that for analysis?

ps..with that said, this guy stole that idea.

I think the key phrase is "another key advisor abandons Kaddafi": here Kaddafi is portrayed as a puppeteer without his puppets. There is no psychosis involved - it's just another way of illustrating how Kaddafi is slowly losing his de facto power.

In the end, I think it is all just a coincidence. However, the Hitler puppet was much more fun!

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