Copies of the French satirical weekly “Charlie Hebdo” are seen in their Paris newsroom February 9, 2006. The publication reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in its February 8, 2006 edition and published one of its own on its front page, angering Muslim groups at the time. Reuters
Political cartoonists from around the world reacted with grief and words of support on Twitter after several of their French colleagues at the political satire newspaper Charlie Hebdo were shot and killed in an apparent terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday. Here are the words and drawings of a few of them:
David Pope, political cartoonist for Australia’s The Canberra Times:
Nate Beeler, editorial cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch in Ohio:
Lalo Alcaraz, cartoonist behind “La Cucaracha,” a syndicated political cartoon strip:
Ann Telnaes, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post:
Joep Bertrams, cartoonist in Amsterdam, the Netherlands:
Gary Varvel, editorial cartoonist for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana:
Satish Acharya, editorial cartoonist in Kundapur, India:
YGreck, cartoonist in Québec, Canada:
Graeme MacKay, editorial cartoonist for the Hamilton Spectator in Ontario, Canada:
Superb editorial cartoon from Nate Beeler.
Though, it could be interpreted by some as an example of the kind of mean, unpatriotic criticism that Republicans indulge in that risks “undermining” President Obama. So if you laugh, please, do so quietly, and respectfully.