The News Minute | January 10, 2014 | 9.21 am IST
Much has been said, written and drawn over the killings at French magazine Charlie Hebdo office in Paris.
As reaction and response to the event, there have been many calls for continuing the war against terrorism, for not allowing terrorists to dictate French values, to uphold the values of democracy, pluralism, pleas to try and understand that the cause for the killings is rooted partially in international politics of power and hegemony, defence of Charlie Hebdo’s freedom of speech and so much more.
Possibly one of the best and most insightful responses and commentaries on the whole episode and its politics comes from the tribe that Charlie Hebdo belonged to: a fellow artist.
Maltese-American comic artist Joe Sacco drew a long panel for The Guardian titled "On Satire". Sacco is a graphic journalist whose works include Footnotes in Gaza, Journalism, Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine, a large panel depicting one of the bloodiest battles of the first World War in a metro station in Paris, War’s End. He has extensively worked on the Israel-Palestine conflict and Bosnia.
See the comic at The Guardian.