I was horrified by the recent murder of cartoonists in the Charlie Hebdo office in France. Abigail Friedman suggested I try to make a cartoon about it. She commented, “Shiki wrote haiku about disastrous earthquakes, so I think writing a topical haiku cartoon is possible.”

I’m not much of a political cartoonist, but I wanted to honor the memory of these fellow cartoonists.

What else can you do, in times like this, but keep on drawing.




8 thoughts on “#JeSuisCharlie

  1. BTW, I wrote a tanka about it — good to be reminded that Shiki wrote about disasters — some people shy away from politics/social issues in tanka and haiku.

    The terrorists don’t realize what a huge mistake they’ve made …. let’s all keep writing and cartooning and/or croaking!

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