Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Cartoonists react to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris

Renowned cartoonists among victims of Charlie Hebdo attack
Charlie Hebdo attack: cartoonists show solidarity with Paris victims

At least 12 people have died in Paris after masked gunmen opened fire in the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a provocative satirical newspaper. Among the dead: Some of France’s best-known cartoonists. According to the AFP, they included editor in chief Stephane Charbonnier, a.k.a. “Charb,” and the cartoonists known as Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski. The reaction to their deaths was swift and intense from their peers.
The French newspaper Le Monde posted a simple image expressing solidarity with the magazine. It reads: “Our hearts are with Charlie Hebdo.”

Another, from Australian cartoonist David Pope:

This was Dutch cartoonist Joep Bertrams’s response:

French graphic designer Jean Jullien adapted the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie to show support:

American cartoonist Macleod’s response:

Some readers might ask why this post excludes a cartoon that’s being widely circulated as a response to the attacks. While it certainly resonates today, the cartoon, simply a blank panel promising to be a totally non-offensive cartoon, is actually from 2012: