je suis charlie

I am not a political cartoonist. I never have been and never plan to be. But when I heard the news driving to work yesterday, I knew before I got out of the car I had to draw what I felt. I apologize if I offend anyone, that is not my intention. I personally have no religious affiliation, but I know Islam to be a beautiful religion with millions of good, peaceful followers who do not deserve this kind of representation. My heart goes out to the cartoonists, the newspaper workers, and the police who lost their lives doing what they believed was right. For their families, for their people, and for their ideas, I can only add my voice to the chorus: je suis Charlie. sadness2