Artists around the world are paying tribute to the victims of Wednesday's attack at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, among them four cartoonists. Artist Dylan Ross used markers to create the effect of colors bleeding.
By Micah Garen, American writer, photographer and filmmaker. He survived a kidnapping ordeal in Iraq in 2004.
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Nashville, Tennessee —
Artist and author Cory Basil writes: "As an artist, I have a inherent fearlessness to express myself with my art, as did those who were murdered in Paris. There is fresh blood spilled on the ground and there is the immediacy with which another artist is ready to stand for (and in place of) the fallen. I am just an artist doing my part to ensure that art is freedom, to ensure that no one can silence the mighty pen."
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Paris, France —
"Our only weapon against war and oppression is our ability to draw and preserve our freedom of expression," said Paris artist Marie-Clémence Rivière.
Catania, Italy —
Italian artist Iaia Guardo shared this illustration on Instagram, inspired by Peanuts comic strip character Charlie Brown.
Staten Island, NY —
Staten Island artist Vittorio Abanilla says he was "trying to create a mournful tribute to those who died for freedom of expression."
Los Angeles, California —
Filmmaker and photographer Patrick Walsh made an exclamation point using pencils and shavings in the tricolor of the French flag to evoke a commitment to freedom of speech.
Valletta, Malta —
By Sebastian Tanti Burlo', an architect and illustrator, using "pen and ink and water color with a bit of indignation."
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The Hague, Netherlands —
"The men who attacked Charlie Hebdo are congratulating themselves ... but the smoke out of their guns is forming a huge "I am Charlie" above their heads, showing that they failed as support to the media they wanted to silence arises around the world," said artist Marc Decoux.
Artist Ani Eos chose the Statue of Liberty as her subject because "it's a universal symbol of freedom...It is also an emblem of friendship and a sign of the mutual desire for liberty between France and the U.S." She said she wants "to take a stand for every artist out there who has felt [threatened] for expressing him/her self."
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New York, NY —
"Which is louder: The pistol or the pencil?" asks illustrator Annie Bowler in this piece, titled "Dual."
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado —
"Violence will not be able to stop cartoonists from doing their job," said scientist and artist Thomas Kodenkandath.
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Washington, DC —
By CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper
Prague, Czech Republic —
The front page of Czech magazine Respekt depicts the patron saint of the Czech state, St. Wenceslas, internationally known as the Good King Wenceslas, declaring "Je Suis Charlie."
Illustrator Melissa Bollen drew the Eiffel Tower over an abstract piece. "I won't let the terrorists ruin the beauty of Paris for me or the rest of us."
Paris, France —
By Parisian illustrator and artist Samuel Eckert. The phrase at the bottom roughly translates to "Thanks for never letting us down."
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Jakarta, Indonesia —
Nine-year-old cartoonist Sydney Hazel Jonggala posted this drawing to Instagram after she heard about the attack from her mom.
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Marcellus, New York —
"My heart goes out to the people of France. If those who carried out this horrendous act of cowardice truly believe it will prevent the free expression of ideas they are sadly mistaken," cartoonist Jim Brenneman wrote.