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Tyee Contributing Cartoonists Wield their Pens for Charlie Hebdo

If the Paris killers' intent was to silence sharp observers of society, they failed.

By Jane Armstrong 8 Jan 2015 | TheTyee.ca

Jane Armstrong is editor of The Tyee.

The terrorist assassinations in Paris at the offices of a renowned French satirical magazine were a direct attack on freedom of expression principles held dear by democracies. That they were directed at political cartoonists was an obvious attempt to intimidate the press.

But if the intent of the assassins was to silence these sharp observers of society, the mission failed. Cartoonists around the world reacted to the massacre with their pens and pencils. Powerful, poignant images reflecting the journalists' defiance, anger and sadness flooded social media.

Cartoonists Greg Perry, Ingrid Rice and Bob Krieger are beloved Tyee contributors. Their images add whimsy, and often a special force, to many of the opinion pieces we published each day. Their contributions to honour Charlie Hebdo -- pictured below -- speak for themselves.

582px version of Ingrid Rice on Charlie Hebdo
Cartoon by Ingrid Rice.
582px version of Bob Krieger
Cartoon by Bob Krieger.
582px version of Greg Perry
Cartoon by Greg Perry.

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