INK BANDS TOGETHER TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH

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.

Je Suis Charlie, Drawing by Jean Jullien (France)

Drawing by Jean Jullien (France)

Je Suis Charlie, Drawing by Mala Imagen (Chile)

Drawing by Mala Imagen (Chile)

 Je Suis Charlie, Drawing by Dave Brown, for the Independent

Drawing by Dave Brown, for the Independent

Je Suis Charlie, Drawing by Ann Telnaes, for The Washington Post (USA)

Drawing by Ann Telnaes, for The Washington Post (USA)

 Je Suis Charlie, Drawing by Satish Acharya (India)

Drawing by Satish Acharya (India)

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Je Suis Charlie, Drawing by Steve Bell, for The Guardian

Drawing by Steve Bell, for The Guardian

 

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