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Homage to Paris Charlie Hebdo victims

#1 · Posted: 8 Jan 2015 10:47
The ability to laugh is what makes us humans......
The ability to laugh at ourselves is what makes us cultured humans...........
And the persons who make us laugh...the comedians, the cartoonists, the humorists....they are the epitome of culture...happiness...and delight.....
And when terror strikes...when blood falls.....we never can call ourselves cultured humans nor even as humans...
Homage to the victims of Paris Charlie Hebdo Attack.....
from a lover of comics from India
#2 · Posted: 10 Jan 2015 19:02 · Edited by: Admin
The French comics site Bdzoom has put online the cover of Charlie Hebdo featuring Mohamed!
Je suis Charlie!

[Note to poster from Admin: G'day, mct16! The link in your post has been removed because it points to imagery that may cause some members distress. The recent massacre in Paris was bad enough, let us all try not to make things worse. -Irene]
#3 · Posted: 11 Jan 2015 11:13
#4 · Posted: 12 Jan 2015 04:05
I hail from Kerala, India and we speak a language called Malayalam. Here is a link to the news item that appeared yesterday in a reputed Malayalam newspaper Mathrubhumi where -Tintin pays homage to the Charlie Hebdo victims on his 86th birthday.
http://digitalpaper.mathrubhumi.com/414657/Trivandrum/11-JANUARY-2015# page/20/1
#5 · Posted: 12 Jan 2015 23:09 · Edited by: mct16
Belgium's leading comic "Spirou" makes its own tribute on next week's cover.

Nous sommes tous Charlie!
#6 · Posted: 13 Jan 2015 23:51
All members are welcome to add to this condolence thread in the spirit of remembrance and support for the families of the victims, and please do so in a manner that is not at the expense of the innocent. Any content deemed by Moderators to be not in line with this request will be rejected.
In peace, reason and tolerance -
Stanley Cubic
#7 · Posted: 19 Jan 2015 22:05 · Edited by: Moderator
Amis Tintinologists, bonjour.
In the confusion of the Paris murders consequences, I was listening to one of the many debates on the France Culture radio station today. I was deeply both moved and puzzled by the words of guest Abdellah Taïa, a writer and filmmaker from Morocco living in Paris.
He explained that his desperate mother had recently called for his help, because of a cousin of his having turned into a monstrous fanatic, terrorizing the whole family.
The mother said "come and talk to him, please, and bring some of your books" (Abdellah explained that over the past 20-25 years, for several reasons, books have disappeared from homes, but that his mother, who could not read, has somehow kept faith in them).
So Abdellah went, but felt appalled and helpless when he met his cousin: no dialogue was possible. Eventually, he managed to broach the subject of the stories he had read to his cousin when they were kids: the adventures of Tintin and Milou! "He remembered everything!", Abdellah only commented.
Can we hope, or despair?
For those who understand French, here is the link to the audio document.
#8 · Posted: 22 Jan 2015 23:59
Well if Tintin can inspire young fanatics to a different path then that is good.

On another note, the Herge Museum was supposed to present a special exhibition dedicated to Charlie Hebdo, with examples of the work of the victims and quotes from them and others such as Israeli illustrator Michel Kichka: "It's ink that should flow, not blood."

There is even a photo of Herge dated from 1974 in which he meets, Georges Wolinski, one of the would-be victims. It can be seen here, along with examples of Herge's own caricatures from early in his career.

However, the exhibition has been called off due to security concerns raised by the local bourgmestre (mayor) and police.
#9 · Posted: 23 Jan 2015 09:32
There is even a photo of Herge dated from 1974 in which he meets, Georges Wolinski,

Although it has also been reported that the meeting was slightly frosty.
Apparently Hergé said to Wolinski, "I like your cartoons", to which Wolinski replied, sort of dismissively, "My little daughter likes yours", indicating that he saw Hergé as old hat, or childish, and not doing anything important.
I don't know if this is true, but it sounds sort of plausible.

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