NPR looks at how the recent cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed in Charlie Hebdo are affecting cartoonists around the world. Good question with answers from Matt Wuerker, Mark Fiore, Daryl Cagle, Patrick Chappatte and Terry Mosher (AKA: Aislin).
I think a lot of us are kind of horrified,“ says Matt Wuerker, Politico’s staff cartoonist and incoming president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. ”Over the last few years, people have gotten the idea that cartoons are radioactive because they have the power to inspire riots. That doesn’t help cartooning in a certain sense.
Underlining theme: editors and cartoonists are becoming more cautious.