Like so many, the Paris terrorist attacks left illustrator Benjamin Chaud struggling to make sense of a senseless tragedy. So the French artist whose whimsical work has appeared in such popular children's books as The Bear's Song, The Bear's Sea Escape, I Didn't Do My Homework Because . . . and the Pomelo series expressed himself in the best way he knew how: with a writing utensil and paper.
It's just been revealed that the illustration above, "Je Suis Charlie," will be published next week by Charlie Hebdo. The message of the illustration is the same conveyed by it being published, and it's at once simple and powerful: Art cannot be stopped. L'art ne peut pas être arrêté.
Image courtesy of Chronicle Books