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‘Mourning Anna Smith’ by Cartoonist Andrew Cox

"Mourning Anna Smith" by Andrew Cox
“Mourning Anna Smith” by Andrew Cox

By Jesse Wood

Sept. 15, 2014. Andrew Cox, a former editorial cartoonist with The Appalachian, the student newspaper at Appalachian State University, penned this cartoon titled, “Mourning Anna Smith.”

Smith’s body was found in a wooded area near Poplar Grove Road on Saturday. She had been missing for nearly two weeks.

ASU Chancellor Sheri Everts – in a message after information regarding Smith was released by Boone Police Department- wrote that a memorial book will be placed in the Plemmons Student Union for Smith’s family as an “expression of our concern and care.”

“Please keep Anna’s entire family in your thoughts during this difficult time,” Everts wrote. “It is important for each of us to remember that we are not alone. There are always people in this Appalachian community to whom we can turn for solace, caring counsel, and assistance. I find strength in the great power of our community to support those with broken hearts and burdened spirits who have been powerfully affected by the loss of this bright young light.”

About Andrew Cox 

As for Cox, he recently graduated and is pursuing a full-time career in editorial cartooning and other visual arts opportunities.

For his work work at The Appalachian, he won 2014 American Association of Editorial Cartoonists/John Locher Memorial Award.

He is based out of Winston-Salem, where he draws cartoons that cover a “range of local, regional, statewide, national and international topics.”

For more info on Cox and his work, click to his website here.