Friday, January 9, 2015

Moi, je certainment ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo, et non plus Glaivester

Guest post by Baloo:

Again, I'm the cartoonist on this blog, so I'm fielding cartoon-related things. I'm not sure about the last part of that title. I'm trying to say:

"I'm certainly not Charlie Hebdo, and Glaivester isn't either."

But now I'm thinking the French might actually mean:

"I'm certainly not Charlie Hebdo, and I'm not Glaivester either."

But you all know what I mean.  Since the event, there have been heaps of "view with alarm" cartoons, with the usual blather about freedom of expression, etc., but so far, only Glaivester has done a "view with realism" cartoon. I'll reprint his post in full from

I Am Charles Martel

Below the break is my commentary on the Charlie Hebdo affair.  Given that we are supposed to show our courage by being willing to display offensive cartoons, I have decided to post the following cartoon, which is offensive to both Muslims and to those who are mourning Stephane Charbonnier.

You have been warned.

That is all.


Description (French translated with Google Translate)
First panel: Stephane Charbonnier stands facing Marine Le Pen, Michel Houellebecq, who hold signs readings: "Keep France French," "Muslims want to conquer"
Second panel: Charbonnier points at Le Pen and Houellebecq, accuses them: Fascists! Nazis! Racists! Holds "Petition to ban the National Front" Le Pen and Houellebecq open their mouths and Le Pen points at Muslim (depicted as bearded man in turban) standing behind Charbonnier: "Behind you!"
Third panel: Muslim shoots Charbonnier through the head.  Sound effect: "Bang!" Le Pen and Houellebecq gape in horror.
Fourth (final) panel: Just a caption "F*** Charlie Hebdo.  I am Charlie Martel"

That is all.

1 comment:

  1. I foresee a t-shirt...

    Actually, I'd like to see t-shirts with a red St. George cross on the front...reminiscent of the surcotes of medieval Crusaders.... I'd wear one. Maybe I'll go to the custom shop and get one made.