OK, Iâ€™m the Cowardly Cartoonistâ€¦ As a Cowardly Cartoonist, I canâ€™t make some glib comment like that, you know? I have to, like, make fun of myself. So instead of drawing the face of Muhammed, I drew the ass of Muhammed. But then I had myself saying, in small lettering, “Actually, this is the ass of my friend of Mohamid Bakshi, whoâ€™s a film director in Los Angeles, California.” So if they come at me, Iâ€™m gonna say, “No, look, itâ€™s not Muhammed the Prophet, itâ€™s this guy, Mohamid Bakshi”.
Other quotes from Robert Crumb.