From tweets I wrote after the one above, linked in a Twitter essay:
-I am not a political cartoonist (or even a cartoonist) so thank you to those sharing and RTing my sketch.
-As someone working in illustration and the media, I have felt distracted and dismayed all day about what happened at Charlie Hebdo.
-I don't think I would generally enjoy Charlie Hebdo, but that's not the point. They were murdered for making art people disagreed with.
-Free speech and freedom of artistic expression are not only for the wittiest writers & most technically skilled artists.
-We must protect the crass and outrageous artists and speakers in free society. We must. Society shifts when they move the needle.
-I do not think this crime against art was committed specifically with religious zeal. Not as a primary motive; rather
-This murder was committed by control freaks who want everyone to think like them. And that's just never gonna happen.
- So I hope the Parisian police are reaching out to the Muslim community and offering aid against backlash.
- As an atheist, I think it is vital that no one die over a difference of artistic expression. Too many already have today.