Paris shooting: Cartoonists worldwide pay tribute to victims of Charlie Hebdo attack

An Argentine cartoonist drawing at the gates of the French Embassy in Buenos Aires on Jan 7, 2015, during a demonstration against the attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP
An Argentine cartoonist drawing at the gates of the French Embassy in Buenos Aires on Jan 7, 2015, during a demonstration against the attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP

Artists around the world are coming up with their own cartoons to pay tribute to the victims of Wednesday's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The attack in Paris killed 12 people, including four cartoonists.

Among those who made a statement with their cartoons were:

Adam Lee of The Straits Times,

Lee Chee Chew of The Straits Times,

Miel of The Straits Times,

Ruben L. Oppenheimer, a Dutch political cartoonist who drew two pencils resembling the twin towers in the Sept 11 terrorist attack in the United States,

David Pope, a political cartoonist from Australia who captioned his cartoon with "He drew first", and

Makhlouf, an Egyptian cartoonist whose cartoon shows a masked gunman aiming at a man with a pencil in his hand.

Their cartoons have since been shared widely on Twitter.

In his tweet, Pope, who draws for The Canberra Times, wrote: "Can't sleep tonight, thoughts with my French cartooning colleagues, their families and loved ones."

More cartoons below:

 

liberté d'expression #JESUISCHARLIE #CHARLIEHEBDO inspired in David Pope

A photo posted by @rafaelmantesso onJan 1, 2015 at 7:22am PST

jalmsab@sph.com.sg

Sources: CNN, The Global Post