The art community responds to Charlie Hedbo attack

Cartoon legend Albert Uderzo joins a swell of artists championing freedom of speech.

Asterix artist supports Charlie Hebdo as new cover published

Albert Uderzo's new cartoon declares: 'Moi aussi je suis un Charlie' - 'I too am a Charlie'

The creator of French comic Asterix, 87-year old Albert Uderzo, has come out of retirement with the above cartoon, joining international support for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo killings.

There has been a swell of cartoons and illustrations in response to the killing of 12 people at the Paris offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Below are some of the pieces of art created by artists that range from local newspaper cartoonists to Pulitzer-prize winning illustrators.

01. Patrick Chappatte

The art community responds to the Charlie Hebdo murders

Lebanese-Swiss cartoonist for the International New York Times Patrick Chappatte produced this today.

02. David Palumbo

David Palumbo posted this piece, with the words: "Anytime speech is answered with violence it's tragic".

03. Ben Caldwell

The art community responds to the Charlie Hebdo murders

Satire and dark humour have run alongside anger at the murders, as Ben Caldwell's sketch attests.

04. James Walmesley

UK artist James Walmesley had this to say.

05. Satish Acharya

The art community respond to the Charlie Hebdo murders

Indian cartoonist Satish Acharya's offering has been retweeted around 3.5 thousand times in a day.

06. Nono

The art community respond to the Charlie Hebdo murders

This cartoon by Nono, as run in French newspaper Le Télégramme translates as, "died for freedom of expression".

07. Lucille Clerc

The art community respond to the Charlie Hebdo murders

French London-based illustrator Lucille Clerc's made this piece.

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