INK BANDS TOGETHER TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Illustrators from around the world respond to Paris attack of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
by Maria Raposo
The creative community of illustrators are banding together in reaction to the terrorist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
The French weekly has been mocking extremism, politics, and religion, on and off since 1970, but it was their depictions of the Prophet Mohammed that bought three Islamic three gunmen to their offices. Some say the publication was targeted because of the way it has mocked Islam in the past. Four of France’s best-known cartoonists, including the magazine's editor, were among the 12 journalists killed.
With the power of free speech, the creative community immediately took to social media, releasing a torrent of powerful and moving imagery in an attempt to make sense of the events that played out in Paris. Below are some of the compelling images being shared across the world.