Top cartoonist Luz to leave Charlie Hebdo

Thousands of demonstrators gathered January 7, 2015, at the Place de la Republique after the shooting deaths at the office of a French satirical newspaper in Paris.

Cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo’s front cover picture of Mohammed following the massacre of the satirical weekly’s editorial team in January, said Monday he was leaving the paper.

Renald Luzier said his departure in September was unconnected to internal tensions at the publication, but rather that the job without his slain colleagues had become “too much to bear”.

“This is a very personal choice,” Luz, who joined Charlie Hebdo in 1992, said in an interview with French newspaper Liberation.

“Each issue is torture because the others are gone. Spending sleepless nights summoning the dead, wondering what Charb, Cabu, Honore, Tignous would have done is exhausting,” the cartoonist said, referring to his colleagues killed on January 7…

I can imagine how he must feel yet it seems that the terrorists have won this round.

  • Dana Garcia

    No mention whether he has a family for which he is responsible. Charb was willing to die for free speech against the Islo-tyrants, but not everyone can go that far.

    It is regrettable that the monsters have won a round here.

    • Frau Katze

      Yep. If he has a family, they really have to come first.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    ” it seems that the terrorists have won this round.”
    They won when POTUS announced the future must not belong to those who insult Mo.
    Talk about declaring open season. :-/

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So does this mean we are NOT all “Charlie” anymore?
    I tell you, that meme started collapsing even before all the bodies had finished reaching room tempeture.

    So, what are we now?
    I mean, other than screwed.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      We’re screwed.

  • Doug Kursk

    Terrorism works because when the baddies make you choose between life and whatever actions you do that they detest, self preservation almost always wins out.

    Believe them they say that they love death more than you love life.