Well, you didn’t think the staff of Charlie Hebdo was going to back down, did you? The French satirical magazine issued its first issue since the murderous attack on its office in Paris last week. The staff of the magazine are now working out of a temporary, heavily-guarded office at the newspaper Libération. The Guardian reports that a record three million copies of the issue have been printed. The cover depicts a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad crying and holding up a #JeSuisCharlie sign. The headline reads Tout Est Pardonne (“All Is Forgiven”).
The cartoon was illustrated by magazine cartoonist Luz, who survived the attack last week only because he was late for work. In an interview he said he and his colleagues are trying to move on from the attack. “We’re getting by. We are having fewer nightmares. We are trying to put a magazine together and find some calm and inspiration, it’s not easy.”