London : The cartoonist, who designed the front page of Charlie Hebdo magazine in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, has said that he will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad.
Cartoonist “Luz” or Renald Luzier said that he got tired of drawing the prophet just like he got tired of drawing Sarkozy. “I’m not going to spend my life drawing them,” he added, the BBC reported.Twelve people were shot dead by two masked gunmen at Charlie Hebdo’s Paris office on January 7. The terror attack sparked a wave of sympathy and people declared their support for the magazine under the banner, “Je suis Charlie.” Just days after the attack took place, the satirical magazine’s surviving staff came up with a defiant edition with the headline “All is forgiven” above Luz’s cartoon that showed the prophet weeping while holding a sign saying, “I am Charlie.” Following the attack, the magazine’s normal print of 60,000 went up to eight million and also, the cash-strapped magazine received tens of millions of euros of funding. However, Luz said that the financial security has posed questions about its future editorial direction.