No need to remind anyone about what just happened in France, the country where I was born. No need either for me here to go into any political debate as this site only celebrates the creativity out there and we’ll keep that way.
I just wanted to share some of the cartoons that emerged following the events which once again demonstrates again the power of creativity and the mighty effect that pencils, brushes or pens can convey.
This is for you the families of all the victims, these are for whoever got affected by what just unfold.
By Dave Pope
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Charlie Hebdo, French for Weekly Charlie) is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. Irreverent and stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication describes itself as strongly anti-racist and left-wing, publishing articles on the extreme right, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, politics, culture, etc. According to its former editor, Charb (Stéphane Charbonnier), the magazine’s editorial viewpoint reflects “all components of left wing pluralism, and even abstainers”.
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By a Chilean artist entitle “And this is our gun
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The magazine first appeared from 1969 to 1981; it folded, but was resurrected in 1992. Charb was the most recent editor, holding the post from 2009 until his death in the attack on the magazine’s offices in 2015. His predecessors were François Cavanna (1969–1981) and Philippe Val (1992–2009).
it is published every Wednesday, with special editions issued on an unscheduled basis.
Je suis charlie