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Taiwanese cartoonist shows support for Charlie Hebdo

Taiwanese cartoonist shows support for Charlie Hebdo

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) A well-known Taiwanese cartoonist has recently posted two cartoons online about the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in an apparent show of unity with the magazine after it was hit by a deadly terrorist attack. The two cartoons by Ao Yu-hsiang were posted on the artist's Facebook page Jan. 7 and Monday. The Jan. 7 cartoon shows a bullet and a fountain pen on top of a French flag with bullet holes in it. The names of the fallen cartoonists are written on the flag and the words "mourning" are written on a strip of gray cloth on the pen. In a Facebook post along with the cartoon, the artist wrote "deep sorrow......" On Monday, another cartoon appreared on Ao's Facebook page. This time, a pencil in the red, blue and white colors of the French flag is seen encircling a firing gun. From the pencil hangs a green tag that reads "innocent victims." Ao, 58, is a well-respected cartoonist in Taiwan. His signature comic series "Wu Long Yuan" has sold millions of copies worldwide since the 1980s. Last year, he was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at Taiwan's Golden Comic Awards, the country's highest honors for professional comic artists and illustrators. As of the time of publication of this article, Ao had yet to reply to a CNA request for an interview and for permission to carry his cartoons on the CNA website. He had declined interview requests from reporters from other local media outlets. The cartoons can be viewed on Ao's Facebook page: https://zh-tw.facebook.com/pages/???/210545995666695 On Sunday, over a million people joined world leaders on the streets of Paris to pay tribute to the 17 victims of the terrorist strikes. The three gunmen were killed. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-20 22:16 GMT+08:00