- Text by Shelley Jones
Following the tragic death of twelve people at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine headquarters in Paris today, cartoonists, illustrators and artists around the world are posting images declaring their solidarity.
Masked gunmen – armed with a Kalashnikov and a shotgun – attacked Charlie Hebdo this morning, Wednesday January 7, in what appears to be an act of retribution for controversial images the magazine has published.
The magazine has frequently been criticised – and prosecuted under anti-racism laws – for publishing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Its offices were firebombed in 2011 after it published a spoof cover featuring a cartoon of the Muslim prophet.
Dave Brown, political cartoonist for The Independent
Marynn Marynn, French illustrator
Mazen Kerbaj, political cartoonist and writer based in Lebanon
Jean Jullien, French illustrator
James Jarvis, London-based illustrator
JC de Castelbajac, French fashion designer
Gonza Rodriguez, artist based in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Alex Mellon, illustrator based in London
Oriol Malet, Spanish graphic artist
Margaux Arramon-Tucoo, French artist
Benjamin Jeanjean, French artist
Dani Garreton, Chilean artist based in San Sebastian
Albert Uderzo, co-creator of the Asterix comic book series
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