Original Asterix Artwork Raises $150,000 for Charlie Hebdo Victims


Christie’s auction house also waived its commission

The original artwork for an Asterix cartoon from the 70s was auctioned for more than $150,000 on Sunday, with proceeds going to victims of January’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The cartoon panels from the iconic comic-book series bore a special dedication from co-creator Albert Uderzo, the BBC reported.

Uderzo, 87, briefly came out of retirement earlier this year to draw two tributes to the 12 victims of the attack on Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris, where two gunmen opened fire on Jan. 7 over the magazine’s publication of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Mahomet en une du Charlie Hebdo de mercredi’: In Controversial New Cover The Big Mo Himself Holds Sign Saying ‘I Am Charlie’


Translation from French to English:

The next issue of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the first since the terrorist attack that decimated the… writing is completed.


Charlie Hebdo will be well on the newsstands on Wednesday 14th January. As every week. The journalists of the satirical weekly cordoned off around 21:30 Monday their first edition since the attack that killed 12 people, Wednesday, January 7 in Paris. In these exceptional circumstances, the number ( 1178 ) will be drawn 3 million copies.


“All Is Forgiven. I Am Charlie”

Hosted in the premises of Liberation, writing resumed work on Friday with the aim of showing that Charlie Hebdo is not dead. The design of a designed by Luz is the Prophet Mohammed holding a sign “I’m Charlie.” Associated with the drawing, comments: “All is forgiven”.

Note: this is computer-translated from the original French into English, some of the phrasing is irregular, and a few words appear to be missing. I offer it as-is, I think it’s mostly self-evident.

Bravo Charlie Hebdo!

This page in its original French is here, at Libération