March 01, 2005

Second Annual Report

March 2nd is our second blog anniversary. Last year we had much to recap. This year, however, because we've made regular announcements, there's less to report. Our two big announcements this past year were: 1) Being published regularly in Investor's Business Daily, The Detroit News and other publications and Web sites; and 2) Publishing our second book, Black & White World II. So what's new?

Regarding publications: We happened to get some good news today. We're proud to report that our "Oh, Canada" cartoon will appear in tomorrow's (March 2) print edition of the national Canadian daily National Post, which has a circulation of over 250,000. In short: C&F invades Canada!

Since our July announcement, other publications and Web sites have published our cartoons, too, including (but not limited to):

-- Investigate Magazine (Australia and New Zealand)
-- Legal Juris
-- NYU Law School Magazine
-- The Triangle (Drexel University)
-- The Hemingford Ledger
-- Front Range Rampart
-- President & CEO Magazine

Our cartoons also appeared nationally in the documentary FahrenHYPE 9/11 and its companion book.

Our thanks goes to all those who have brought our cartoons to life with ink and paper.

Regarding books sales: The second book has been more successful for us than the first. Of course, we're always looking for more sales, so you'll regularly see old cartoons posted on the blog as a way of advertising the books. It won't be long before the first book is out of print, so get it while you can. We're grateful to everyone who has purchased our products -- you are helping us to continue.

There are other projects in the works, but that basically covers what's happened this past year. Again our thanks goes out to all our regular readers for spreading the word about our cartoons, especially the bloggers, who've helped make us know on the Web. And we still can't believe one of our book's made it into Saddam's palace (click and scroll)!

In the coming year, we hope you'll be seeing more of Cox & Forkum editorial cartoons in print and in pixels.

Posted by Forkum at March 1, 2005 09:17 PM



Posted by: Robert at March 1, 2005 11:24 PM

Cox and Forkum, you guys rock!

Posted by: Devin at March 2, 2005 12:21 AM

I would like to see a cartoon of a Supreme Court Judge dressed up like Carnac the Majician holding up an envelope to his head and divining a "public consensus" like in the death penalty case.

Posted by: Jeffery Richardson at March 2, 2005 03:17 AM

I always check your site (and have purchased a few tshirts) because you guys cut through the commentary with cartoons that make strong, concise and deadly points. How about one with a genie (freedom) out of the bottle and all the middle east despots scrambling to put back the cork? Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Kathleen A at March 2, 2005 08:28 AM

Hey guys

I ceise the opportunity to post a comment on your blog to express my admiration for your work. You'll be pleased to know that you're beeing read in France !!!

As a matter of fact I discovered your work after starting Blog part, which turns out to be a twin blog of C&F !
Please be my guest and have a look at it at, I'd be pleased to hear from you.

I started this blog 5 months ago and since then I have been working for Lycos in France :

I wanted you to know that i read you regulary, and really appreciate your work, insofar as we have a different editorial cartoon culture here in France (less graphic).

Keep up the good work !

Julo from France


Posted by: Julo from France at March 2, 2005 10:30 AM

John & Allen,

Happy "blogiversary"! I will mention your new book in my updated post, BOOKS IN THE MAIL. Thanks again for the book with the "Nordic Beauty" cartoon!

All the Best,

Martin Lindeskog - American in spirit.
Gothenburg, Sweden.

Posted by: Martin Lindeskog at March 2, 2005 02:25 PM

Woohoo! First Fox News now C&F, Canada is doomed. :-)

Posted by: Mauser at March 3, 2005 05:05 AM

Keep up the good work. Success is sure to continue

Posted by: Amir at March 4, 2005 10:58 AM

Not true!
A Canadian blog, Gods of the Copybook Headings (, has already used your wonderful and essentialized cartoons to invade Canada.
Sure, its not publishing, but they were viewed by approximately three Canadian readers. An improvement, to say the least.
(The fact that Im one of the authors who runs that particular blog has of course nothing to do with this post... move along folks, nothing to see here.)

In any case, the two of you have done an excellent job of keeping the rational elements of North America entertained and informed. Please keep it up.


Posted by: Brutus at March 6, 2005 01:13 AM

RE: March 02, 2005
Pain and Suffering

You lose gravitas by making ignorant mistakes. It should read "AD 32".

No, it's not a matter of taste.

Posted by: Mardukes at March 10, 2005 04:52 PM