24 Powerful Cartoon Responses to the Charlie Hebdo Shooting

After the shocking shooting at the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, cartoonists and illustrators the world over have responded in the most powerful and heartwarming way possible.

The 12 artists who worked for Charlie Hebdo stood for freedom of expression and freedom of the press and exercised those rights through their satirical cartoons and drawings. The illustrations below pay tribute to what they stood for.

1. He Drew First

Image by David Pope

2. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Image by Banksy


Image by Il Giornaleo

4. Unstoppable Charlie Hebdo

Image by Joep Bertrams


Image by Ruben L. Oppenheimer


Image by Rob Tornoe


Image by The Independent

8. He Drew First

Image by Rafael Mantesso

9. I Am Charlie

Image by Jamesuary


Image by Ann Telnaes


Image by JM Nieto

12. More Powerful

Image by Mac Leod


Image by Orgulloy Satisfaccion

14. They died for the freedom of expression

Image by Nono

15. As if we needed more humorless editors

Image by Nate Beeler

16. I Am Charlie

Image by Magnus Shaw

17. Never!

Image by Korneel Jeuken


Image by Carlos Latuff


Image by Ayesha Mattu

20. Without Humor We Are All Dead

Image by New York Times

21. I Am Charlie

Image by Jean Jullien

22. Ducks (newspapers) will always fly higher than guns

Image by Boulet

23. The world has become so serious that humor is a risky profession

Image by Bernardo Erlich

24. What’s this little weapon?

Image by Satish Acharya

h/t boredpanda

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