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Freedom of sketch
by Kathleen Parker
Once you've gone viral, there's no turning back.
That's the hard lesson for a Seattle cartoonist who sketched some doodles and unwittingly launched a movement.
Molly Norris, a reluctant phenomenon, wants to return to her quiet artist's life, the one she lived largely unnoticed until she drew the Prophet Muhammad -- as a spool of thread, a box of pasta, a cup of coffee, a domino, a cherry and a doggie purse.
Take your pick. Since depictions of Muhammad aren't allowed under some (but not all) interpretations of Islam, no one knows what he looks like. And, bummer alert, anyone who tries to capture his likeness is subject to punishment by death.
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