Cartoonists React to Murder of Colleagues at Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo
Copies of the French satirical weekly "Charlie Hebdo" are seen in their Paris newsroom February 9, 2006. The publication reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in its February 8, 2006 edition and published one of its own on its front page, angering Muslim groups at the time. Reuters

Political cartoonists from around the world reacted with grief and words of support on Twitter after several of their French colleagues at the political satire newspaper Charlie Hebdo were shot and killed in an apparent terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday. Here are the words and drawings of a few of them:

David Pope, political cartoonist for Australia's The Canberra Times:

Can't sleep tonight, thoughts with my French cartooning colleagues, their families and loved ones #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/LqIMRCHPgK

— David Pope (@davpope) January 7, 2015

Pat Bagley, editorial cartoonist for The Salt Lake Tribune in Utah:

An attack on one is an attack on all. My thoughts are with colleagues in satire at #CharlieHebdo

— Pat Bagley (@Patbagley) January 7, 2015

Nate Beeler, editorial cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch in Ohio:

RIP #CharlieHebdo cartoonists. My toon from 2010: pic.twitter.com/ahyyrlN57s

— Nate Beeler (@natebeeler) January 7, 2015

Ya think Tea Party conservatives will storm the Dispatch offices, guns a blazing, over my toon today? Nope. #FreeSpeech

— Nate Beeler (@natebeeler) January 7, 2015

Mark Fiore, Pulitzer-prize winning political animator, whose work appears on the San Francisco Chronicle website and elsewhere:

Don't these murdering assholes know that when you kill cartoonists we'll only target you even more? #charliehebdo

— Mark Fiore (@MarkFiore) January 7, 2015

Lalo Alcaraz, cartoonist behind "La Cucaracha," a syndicated political cartoon strip:

Cartoonists lives matter

— Mexican Judge (@laloalcaraz) January 7, 2015

Ann Telnaes, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post:

Washington Post cartoonist @AnnTelnaes on #CharlieHebdo. http://t.co/kwtvbInWJC pic.twitter.com/Ipk9Q6y0RA

— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) January 7, 2015

Joep Bertrams, cartoonist in Amsterdam, the Netherlands:

Charlie Hebdo. Nooit opzij. pic.twitter.com/MJwGKPQ8jU

— Joep Bertrams (@joepbertrams) January 7, 2015

Gary Varvel, editorial cartoonist for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana:

(Gary Varvel/Indy Star) pic.twitter.com/VPRqnzGAHC

— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) January 7, 2015

Satish Acharya, editorial cartoonist in Kundapur, India:

The little weapon! #CharlieHebdo #cartoon pic.twitter.com/VFFZD2f8Rz

— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) January 7, 2015

Brainless idiots have turned this planet into a graveyard!

— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) January 7, 2015

YGreck, cartoonist in Québec, Canada:

Graeme MacKay, editorial cartoonist for the Hamilton Spectator in Ontario, Canada:

In solidary with @CRNetInt re: #CharlieHebdo - the pen is mightier than the bomb. Religious nut bars will forever be satirized

— Graeme MacKay (@mackaycartoons) January 7, 2015