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Welcome to all the Cox and Forkum fans! I'm excited to have the opportunity to open the doors to my "attic" and reveal the contents to all those who have been following my cartoon work for the last few years.

Some of it may surprise you. The paintings, for instance, are a body of work I'm into right now and represent an idea I've had for a long time: Combining my passion for cartooning with trompe-l'oeil techniques. I find the contrast between what seems to be three-dimensional objects and texture with commentary-tinged caricatures a fascinating avenue of expression.

So, feel free to root around the different catergories of art I've created, find your own favorites and leave a comment or two. This attic could use a little fresh air and sunlight. You can count on seeing something new almost daily.

SPECIAL NOTE: I think it's important to acknowlege my dear friend's creative assistance and insightful encouragement in this new direction of my work. I can say very confidently, I owe a great deal to him. And I don't think I'll ever be able to repay him, either.

Thank you so very much, Allen Forkum- my old friend and partner in crime.

Comments (74)

John! Your "crimes" are great work and half the reason I look forward to see what's going on with Allen.

Hey, thanks for the nice words. You'll be seeing a BUNCH of stuff...


Thanks you for all this new great stuff.

From France,


I don't suppose you want to work for a syndicate do you?

No, I don't. Never had much luck getting the attention from THE MAN,

Just as well....creative freedom goes a long way



I'm a huge fan of your work over at C&F. I look forward to seeing your artwork here, too.

-- Tim


Good artwork John. Been a fan for a while. The Man you speak of is controlled by lefitst for now this will change. Your break will come soon.

How often do you and Allen agree on the Ideas you Illustrate?

Jett Atwood:

Hey, I'm an artist and cartoonist myself and I find your stuff hugely inspiring.

Really looking forward to seeing more of your creations online!

John Cox Art—Good idea!

You continue to draw our attention to useful insight.

Thank you.


Thanks y'all

Digging the feedback!

In regards to my efforts with Allen, our colaboration is a two way street. I help him hammer out the concepts for a particular 'toon and he has a few words about the look of my penwork. He's been a real pleasure to work with and I'm glad to discuss it any time.

The dreck-to-virtuosity ratio on Al Gore's innertubes just got better. In favor of the latter, of course.

Definite bookmark.


It's about time John, I knew you had more stuff to show us and I for one think your work is to be admired as it inspires. I am sure I am not the only editorial cartoonist to be influenced by your work and I doubt I will be the last.

Love the scetch book works.
Bravo, lets see more please.

(Sydney , Australia)


Hey, man, appreciate the high five. Hopefully, the work will kind of be its own engine. Just got off the phone with Allen and we hit upon what's going to be a mantra of sorts: Make it fun and DO A LOT OF IT. There's no reason why any artist's blog site has to be static and predictable. i've got the keys to a Ferrari and I'm gonna drive this sucka 'til the wheels come off.


Excellent to hear that John, you and Allen are definately that one step ahead of the rerst. Hang on & enjoy the ride and I will close behind you and lovin it.



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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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