My violin is a crass attempt to capitalize on the enduring popularity of a cultural icon. It has no redeeming social value; in other words, it's a work worthy of a cartoonist, even if it doesn't depict Muhammed in any way.
Ed Stein has been the editorial cartoonist for the Rocky Mountain News since 1978. His cartoons are syndicated internationally to daily newspapers by United Media. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, US News and World Report, Business Week, People and many other publications. Stein has won a number of awards for his cartooning, including the special category of the John Fischetti Award honoring America, for cartoons drawn after the World Trade Center attacks. He also has won the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning, the Dragonslayer Award, the World Hunger Media Award (for cartoons addressing the problems of world famine), many Colorado Society of Professional Journalists Awards and Colorado Press Association Awards, and his work has also been honored by the Headliner Award, The Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Best of the West Award (twice) and by the Fischetti Award.