Charlie Hebdo cartoonist ‘tired’ of drawing Prophet Muhammad

French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s top cartoonist known as Luz claims ‘no longer interested’ and ‘tired’ of drawing Prophet Muhammad

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Cartoonist Renald Luzier known as Luz spoke to the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles on Wednesday and stated that he is no longer interested in drawing cartoons that depict the Prophet Muhammad.

“I will no longer draw the figure of Muhammad,” said Luzier.

The French cartoonist also added that he “got tired of it, just as I got tired of drawing Sarkozy. I’m not going to spend my life drawing them.”  

Luzier is the cartoonist who continued to draw Prophet Muhammad after the Charlie Hebdo attack earlier this year.

The Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris was attacked on January 7 2015, when two masked gunmen stormed the office killing 12 people including a police officer.

Luzier drew a cartoon that portrayed Prophet Muhammad holding a “Je Suis Charlie” (I Am Charlie) sign under the words “All is forgiven” as the front cover of the French Charlie Hebdo magazine the week after the attack.

The Charlie Hebdo magazine has a history of printing controversial material offending various religious figures including Jews, Christians as well as publishing derogatory cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.

TRTWorld and agencies