Artists Respond to the Tragedy at Charlie Hebdo, and the Result is Stunning…

Jan 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm |

Charlie Hebdo

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The world is still reeling from the tragic events that took place this morning in an attack against the satirical Parisian paper Charlie Hebdo.

The attack, which killed 12 people, including several top journalists, two police officers, and four renowned cartoonists, is considered a massive affront against freedom of the press, as it is believed to be linked to Islamic militants – either acting of their own accord or on behalf of a larger extremist group – as a result of the paper satirizing both Islamic terrorists and the Prophet Muhammad.

While publications all over the world feel the emotional impact of the attack and mourn on behalf of Charlie Hebdo, the art community, and others who have followed the minds and pens of those who have been slaughtered by the hand of violence, many have voiced their emotions the way they know best – by cartooning.

The emotions expressed are varied, but each drawing is heartfelt in its response to the tragedy.

Find some of the most impactful drawings on the next few pages, followed by the magazine’s chief editor, Stephane ‘Charb’ Charbonnier’s reported final cartoon.

Some are Heartbreaking:

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When art is attacked, art fights back. See what these minds have to say about the tragedy in Paris…