January 8, 2015 § Leave a comment
To understand the impetus for this piece, it’s sort of necessary to know my background. I’m a former news reporter. I spent my formative years in late Cold-War Europe. And political cartoonists have always been heroes of mine. By the time I was 10, I was collecting Bloom County and Pat Oliphant works, when my peers were snarfing up Garfield and the Care Bears. By 8th grade I was doodling my own cartoons. I fell in love more though, with the written word. I think now, with my snark and artistic penchant, I missed my news calling.
So while I got out of newspapers more than a decade ago, the massacre in Paris at Charlie Hebdo hit home.
So to honor those who pursued humor as their life’s work, in the vein of free expression … Je Suis Charlie.
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