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04/29/2015 12:55 pm ET Updated Apr 29, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Luz Says He Will No Longer Draw Mohammed

PONTOISE, FRANCE - JANUARY 16:  Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Renald Luzier (L) aka 'Luz' after the funeral service of Charlie Heb
PONTOISE, FRANCE - JANUARY 16: Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Renald Luzier (L) aka 'Luz' after the funeral service of Charlie Hebdo editor and cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier aka 'Charb' in his hometown on January 16, 2015 in Pontoise, France. Charlie Hebdo's editor Stephane Charbonnier was amoungst those killed in last weeks terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper.(Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

A Charlie Hebdo cartoonist said he does not plan to draw the Prophet Muhammad anymore.

"I will no longer draw the figure of Mohammed. It no longer interests me," Renald Luzier, also known as Luz, told Les Inrockuptibles magazine in an interview published on Wednesday and cited by AFP. "I'm not going to spend my life drawing (cartoons of Mohammed)."

Charlie Hebdo was recently awarded the annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award from PEN America, an organization devoted to defending journalists and promoting free speech.

Luz drew the image of Muhammad on the magazine's January cover, after the deadly attacks on the publication's offices by Islamic extremists upset by Charlie Hebdo's repeated drawings of the prophet.

The cover shows Muhammad holding a "Je Suis Charlie" sign with the caption, "All is forgiven."

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