Jean Jullien Je Suis Charlie illustration

Illustrators respond to Charlie Hebdo magazine attack

Cartoonists and graphic designers from around the world have responded to yesterday's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Twelve staff members at Charlie Hebdo were killed and eleven more were wounded after gunman opened fire at the publication's office in Paris.

The magazine has published satirical cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Mohammed in the past, previously leading to a stream of death threats and the firebombing of the office in 2011.

Following yesterday's attack, members of the public took to the streets to show support for the victims in cities across France, as well as London, New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Moscow and more, holding up black signs that read "Je Suis Charlie" – which translates as "I am Charlie" – in white writing.

Political cartoonists have now responded with illustrated messages decrying terrorism and promoting freedom of speech, which were published and proliferated on social media website Twitter using the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie – a selection of which can be seen below.


Dave Brown of The Independent UK

Rob Tornoe of the Philly Inquirer

French illustrator Jean Jullien

The Telegraph's MATT

Plantu of Le Monde

Patrick Chappatte of The International New York Times

Ixène of Le Figaro

Harry Harrison of Hong Kong's SCMP News

Dave Pope of the Canberra Times

Steve Bell, illustrator for The Guardian

Tom Toles of the Washington Post

Ann Telnaes of the Washington Post

Na!, illustrator for BFMTV

Dutch cartoonist Joep Bertrams

Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune

Dutch political cartoonist Ruben L Oppenheimer

Canadian political cartoonist Michael de Adder

British cartoonist Dave Walker

London illustrator Lucile Clerc

Sebastian Tanti Burlò of Times of Malta

Illustrator Oriel Malet

British illustrator Royston Robertson

Illustrator Maumont