Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, especially in the case of the horrific massacre in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo satire magazine on Wednesday, January 7. Twelve people were killed at the site–two police officers and 10 staff members, including three cartoonists. Since that awful morning, the entire world has shown solidarity for freedom of expression, but none quite as poignantly–or pointedly–as the community of cartoonists. Here are a few of the images that moved us, some to tears.

dead cartoonist bleeding cloud

 

IWO JIMA

 

He Drew First

 

Ann Telnaes

 

Be Sure to get my funny side

 

Guard on Sidewalk

 

 

Painting Smile

 

Sword and Pen

The weapon was

 

Cartoon We Found The Weapons

Cartoonist fight Back