Cartoonists react to Charlie Hebdo attack

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:32 pm IST

Published - January 08, 2015 10:22 am IST - PARIS

A cartoon hangs outside France's embassy that reads in Spanish "The pencil is the most peaceful weapon, don't mess with humor" in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday.

A cartoon hangs outside France's embassy that reads in Spanish "The pencil is the most peaceful weapon, don't mess with humor" in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday.

Cartoonists around the world reacted to the attack at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with powerful drawings worth thousands of words.

“Can’t sleep tonight, thoughts with my French cartooning colleagues, their families and loved ones,” David Pope, cartoonist for The Canberra Times in Australia, wrote on his Twitter feed.

In India, cartoonist Manjul drew a plane exploding in a fireball into the Eiffel Tower, its pointy top redrawn as the nib of an ink pen.

Christian Adams’ cartoon for The Daily Telegraph in London showed a completely blank space with the heading- “Extremist approved cartoon.”

Another Telegraph cartoon showed one gunman saying to another- “Be careful, they might have pens.”

Here are some more:

The 12 people killed in the terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday included some of France’s leading cartoonists.

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