Cartoons artistically bring life to ideas. Satire illuminates the contradictions in the motives and actions of those who seek and gain power over others. Satirical cartoons may offend, and they may cross the line of propriety at times. They are an essential element in a healthy society, however.
My heart cries for the artists and others at Charlie Hebdo who lost their lives at the hands of terrorists this week in France. They are not silenced. They have proven to us that the pen is definitely mightier than the sword, or the automatic weapon as the case might be.
Watch the video below to see how cartoonists around the world have responded to the pain in Paris.
Life is an Adventure!