NYT profiles the four Charlie Hebdo cartoonists murdered yesterday

The New York Times has a profile up of each of the four cartoonists shot and killed yesterday in the terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo. The cartoonists are Georges Wolinski, Stéphane Charbonnier (“Charbo“), Jean Cabut (“Cabu“) and Bernard Verlhac (“Tignous“).

Françoise Mouly, the art editor of The New Yorker, who was born in France and grew up reading Charlie Hebdo, said that unlike many cartoonists who work alone, the staff of the newspaper was very collaborative and socialized together.

?It wasn?t like you?d submit something for an editor. They were working to make each other laugh and encourage each other,? Ms. Mouly said. ?In that sense they are very real people, and they weren?t hiding behind their drawings. They knew the dangers. There had been firebombs and threats. They were actually defying a gag order given to them by extremists.?

Visit The New York Times to read more about the cartoonists.