Cartoonists Pay Tribute to the Victims of Paris Attacks With Sombre Drawings

Cartoonists and illustrators took to social media on Friday and Saturday to share their drawings in response to the deadliest peacetime attack to hit France.

Friday's simultaneous attacks on a restaurant, concert venue and stadium in the French capital—claimed by radical Islamist group ISIS—left at least 127 people dead and 80 people in critical condition. French President Francois Hollande declared the attacks an "act of war" and announced three days of national mourning.

In January, two gunmen targeted the cartoonists of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in an attack at the publication's offices in Paris. In response, many artists released drawings to protest against what they perceived as an assault on free speeh. Protesters who took to the streets of Paris and other world cities held pens in the air in support.

Friday's night of horror has prompted a similar reaction from some of the world's top cartoonists. Below is a selection of their work, including drawings by Louison, Plantu, Jean Jullien, Peji, Baudry, Nik and Latuff.

Jean Jullien's cartoon of the Eiffel Tower forming a peace symbol has been shared more than 30,000 times since the attacks.

Plantu, a cartoonist at French daily Le Monde, drew the Eiffel Tower shining a light over the city of Paris in the dark.

13 et 14 NOVEMBRE 2015.
(Le dessin Monde de ce samedi)

— PLANTU Officiel (@plantu) November 14, 2015

Arab-Brazilian political cartoonist Latuff showed victims of the attacks lying under the white section of the French flag as the red section drips like blood.

Le Dessin Du Jour: Paris Pleure Ses Morts - #fusillade

— Carlos Latuff (@LatuffCartoons) November 14, 2015

Another Latuff drawing shows a black hand over the Eiffel Tower and is entitled The Darkness Falls on Paris.

Le Dessin Du Jour: L'obscurité Tombe Sur Paris - #fusillade

— Carlos Latuff (@LatuffCartoons) November 13, 2015

This Louison drawing shows blood running through a map of Paris with the caption, "again and always it's red. #Nightmare."

Encore et toujours ce rouge. #Cauchemar #Paris

— Louison (@Louison_A) November 13, 2015

Rabii Rammal draws "Love Conquers," with the Eiffel Tower forming the "a" of "Amour."

L'amour vaincra. #Paris

— Rabii Rammal (@rabiirammal) November 14, 2015

Even amateur cartoonists and illustrators shared their reactions to the attacks. Alejandro sent this in to French daily Le Figaro.

Alejandro R. nous envoie ce dessin. «Je suis professeur aux Beaux Arts. J'illustre ma tristesse.» #fusillade #Paris

— Le Figaro (@Le_Figaro) November 14, 2015

This drawing shows Paris descending into darkness "after the day of kindness."

DESSIN: Après la journée de la gentillesse... #fusillade #Paris

— BIDU-Dessinateur (@BIDUDessinateur) November 13, 2015

Designer AnthoDraw sent this "Pray For Paris" drawing into Le Figaro.

@Le_Figaro voilà mon dessin aussi pour soutenir Paris et la France ce soir 🙏

— Marseillais (@AnthoDraw) November 14, 2015

Argentinian cartoonist Cristian Dzwonik, also known as "Nik" and founder of comic strip Gaturro, drew the world crying straddling by the word "Peace."

American cartoonist Daryl Cagle showed the Eiffel Tower within a candle with the date "Friday 13" emblazoned above.

This first #ParisAttacks cartoon in is from French cartoonist Patrick Pinter Paris #Paris

— Daryl Cagle (@dcagle) November 14, 2015