Charlie Hebdo: Dave Brown's second cartoon in response to the atrocity

The Independent's cartoonist has stuck to the Charlie Hebdo tradition of defiance

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Dave Brown's second cartoon in response to the Charlie Hebdo killings depicts the Eiffel Tower, stylised as a fountain pen, piercing a lone jihadist at its tip.

The cartoonist's first image, which filled the paper's front page today, won widespread admiration from across the world.

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"I wanted my response to be true to the spirit of Charlie Hebdo. I knew they’d want the magazine to carry on, so it had to be a gesture of defiance. So I thought: I've literally got to draw a gesture. Hence the hand rising out of the newspaper," he said of his first cartoon after the killings.

"Originally I drew it for my usual slot on page three, but then it became the front page of today’s Independent, and I think that really made it stand out," he added.

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