Meet the Artist: Political Cartoonist Andrew Cox
Andrew Cox is a political cartoonist who just recently graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Studio Art. Andrew's cartoons have been featured on Camel City Dispatch's website and the Winston Salem Journal. He sat down to speak with Radio Camper Maiya Parnell.
I'm always engaged with issues that are really important things that are going on. It forces you to pay attention to everything that's going on in the world around you. I also really like challenging people whether or not they agree with me. It's really interesting to see the responses that political cartoons generate.
My goal isn't to spread more hate and animosity. My goal is simply to state my opinion, to challenge people to think. I don't hate anyone, but there are people who say things that I don't agree with and I let it be known in my work.
You always hear the joke about starving artists and I don't think that's true. I think it is a matter of applying yourself. I think it's a matter of working hard and it's a lot of networking, meeting the right people, not being afraid to talk to the right people.