23 Heartbreaking Cartoons From Artists Responding To The Charlie Hebdo Shooting

Cartoonists from all over the world mourn in the wake of a Paris shooting that killed as many as 12 people, many of whom are members of Charlie Hebdo.

1. David Pope

2. Ruben L. Oppenheimer

3. Jean Jullien

“I am Charlie.”

4. Boulet

“Ducks will always fly higher than guns.” (Ducks in French is also a slang term for newspaper.)

5. Joep Bertrams

Charlie Hebdo. Nooit opzij.

— Joep Bertrams (@joepbertrams)

“Unstoppable Charlie Hebdo.”

6. Plantu

De tout coeur avec Charlie Hebdo.

— PLANTU (@plantu)

“My heart is with Charlie Hebdo.”

7. Tommy Dessine


— Tommy dessine (@Tommydessine)

“Oh no… not them…”

8. Zep

.@lemondefr cartoonist @Zeptheworld

— Loïc Hostetter (@LoicHostetter)

“Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, Charb
A death stupid and mean…

God: Cabu? For once, you’re early.”

9. Neelabh Banerjee

Horrible attack.Cartoonists across the world are uniting against bloodshed and violence. @ibnlive @cnnbrk

— Neelabh Banerjee (@NeelabhToons)

10. Loïc Sécheresse

7 janvier 2015 / January 7, 2015 #CharlieHebdo

— Loïc Sécheresse (@loicsecheresse)

11. Nate Beeler

RIP #CharlieHebdo cartoonists. My toon from 2010:

— Nate Beeler (@natebeeler)

12. Bernardo Erlich

Atentado a Charlie Hebdo.

— Bernardo Erlich (@berlich)

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

13. JM:o

#CharlieHebdo C'est la liberté qu'on assassine >>

— Le Plus (@leplus_obs)

“Murderous attack at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo.”

14. Carlos Latuff

Please, RT! #CharlieHebdo attack has another victim! Via @MiddleEastMnt #ParisShooting

— Carlos Latuff (@LatuffCartoons)

15. Martin Vidberg

Comment dessiner aujourd'hui ? Comment ne pas dessiner aujourd'hui ?

— Martin Vidberg (@Vidberg)

“Today, I am a press cartoonist. Today, I am a journalist. Today, I draw for Charlie Hebdo.”

16. Rafael Mantesso

17. Francisco J. Olea


— Francisco J. Olea (@oleismos)

“Grab your weapons mates.”

18. Tomi Ungerer

Solidarité avec #ChalieHebdo

— Tomi Ungerer (@TomiUngerer)

“No Freedom without freedom of press.”

19. Nono

#CharlieHebdo : l'hommage de notre dessinateur Nono

— Le Télégramme (@LeTelegramme)

“Died for the freedom of expression.”

20. Ann Telnaes

Washington Post cartoonist @AnnTelnaes on #CharlieHebdo.

— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle)

21. Magnus Shaw

A terrible day for all cartoonists. #JeSuisCharlie

— Magnus Shaw (@TheMagnusShaw)

22. Lucille Clerc

23. And lastly, BuzzFeed’s Nathan W. Pyle, Loryn Brantz, and Will Varner.

“I prefer to die standing than live on my knees” #JeSuisCharlie

— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed)


Number 16 was originally created by visual artist Rafael Mantesso. An earlier version of this post incorrectly attributed this cartoon.


Number 22 was originally created by graphic designer Lucille Clerc. An earlier version of this post incorrectly attributed this image to “Banksy”.

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