The world was shocked by the murders at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris earlier this month. However, the events also prompted strong affirmations of the importance of free speech and religious tolerance.
The response from cartoonists was extraordinary. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks they responded with outrage, defiance and resilience, by picking up their pencils and drawing.
To celebrate this growing solidarity, the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation and funding platform Crowdshed have collaborated with English PEN to publish Draw The Line Here, a specially curated collection of cartoons produced in the days immediately following the Paris attacks. Profits from sales will be shared between English PEN’s freedom of expression campaigns programme, and the families of the Charlie Hebdo victims.
We are seeking to crowdfund £5,000 to produce the book. We’ve already raised half the money, but we need your help to push us over the finish line. Will you support this project? The books cost £15 each.
STOP PRESS 1 February 2015
The project has reached its target of £5000. However, the crowdfunding drive continues. No we know that publication of the book will definitely go ahead, we want to maximise the number of funders and the amount donated. The more copies of the book we order in advance, the better our margins and the the more money we will raise on each copy sold. Order your copy now!