The Charlie Hebdo cartoonist who drew the front-cover picture of Mohammed following the massacre of the satirical weekly’s editorial team by Islamic terrorists in January has decided he will longer draw the prophet.
AFP reports that the cartoonist, Luz, is citing lack of interest — not intimidation — as his reason for the change.
“I will no longer draw the figure of Mohammed. It no longer interests me,” he told Les Inrockuptibles magazine in an interview published on Wednesday.
“I’m not going to spend my life drawing (cartoons of Mohammed).”
Luz’s cover image in January portrayed Mohammed with a sign saying “Je Suis Charlie” under the words “All is forgiven”.
The issue, which came out one week after the attack that left 12 dead, had a record-breaking print run of eight million.
Luz insisted “the terrorists did not win” in his interview with Les Inrockuptibles. He’s just bored with drawing pictures of Mohammed. Really.