I skipped Angouleme last year. It just didn't fit in my schedule, but this year I'm ready. What timing. The murders at Charlie Hebdo just happened a few weeks ago. Every cartoonist I met has expressed sadness at the tragic event as do I. I make fun of political figures all the time in my editorial illustrations. I don't always agree with the person I'm asked to illustrate but it's not physical life and death, it's just art, an opinion expressed right or wrong. Heck, I don't like every artist's work I see in print, but would never think anyone needed to be put to death for it. Clearly the murderers were psychopaths that used religion as an excuse to murder. Like they had to prove how devout they were to what they thought of as religion.
Here's a fairy for peace. I'm naturally a goof ball, this serious "life" stuff can really drag a post down, no?