After Charlie Hebdo: All-Star Panel to Discuss What’s Next for the Cartooning World

2015-01-08-jesuis-2On Thursday, February 19, PEN American Center, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and the French Institute Alliance Française will gather in New York City for “After Charlie: What’s next for art, satire, and censorship?” a panel featuring art spiegelman, Molly Crabapple, Francoise Mouly, and Emmanuel Letouzé.

The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Florence Gould Hall at The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022). Our friends at PEN would like to extend their member discount to CBLDF members. You can purchase tickets at the FIAF box office or online here. At checkout, please select the PEN American Member dropdown menu to get the discount.

From the event page:

The massacre at Charlie Hebdo brought urgent questions about censorship, satire, offense and artistic responsibility to the forefront. In response to this, a panel of cartoonists will discuss the future of satire, censorship and self-censorship, as well as the unique power of images especially when married to language.

This panel will feature Art Spiegelman, best known for his graphic novel Maus, cartoonist and journalist Molly Crabapple, editor and New Yorker Art Director Francoise Mouly, and Emmanuel Letouzé, socio-political cartoonist. These acclaimed graphic artists will help us examine the current landscape of cartoon and satire and what the attack at Charlie Hebdo means for the future of these essential components of our culture.

Hosted by PEN American Center, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).

To RSVP and get more details, visit the Facebook event page here: