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 Web site will remain running indefinitely, as a means to market our books and as an archive of our work.
As a blogger, I’m more than a little disappointed. There was (and now is) no more reliable source of illustration for the ideas I’ve talked about here at BitsBlog. I’ve used their drawings a few times, but their bigger influence on this blog was as inspiration…. even when I did not post their work.
I have been around for enough decades to know many things. One thing that I have never quite understood, however, are the reasons behind people walking away from a work of passion… a labor of love… which this clearly was… despite my having to do it once, two decades gone, now.
Since there is nobody ready to leap up and take their place, particularly nobody with the degree of talent these two have, I wonder who will eventually fill the role.