Draw The Line Here: “Charlie Hebdo” fund raiser book available to pre-order

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English PEN, the charity partner has released more information about Draw The Line Here, a crowdfunded book of cartoons in celebration of free speech.

The world was shocked by the murders at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris earlier this month. However, the events also prompted strong affirmations of the importance of free speech and religious tolerance and the response from cartoonists was extraordinary. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks they responded with outrage, defiance and resilience, by picking up their pencils and drawing.

To celebrate this growing solidarity, the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation and funding platform Crowdshed have collaborated with English PEN to publish Draw The Line Here, a specially curated collection of cartoons produced in the days immediately following the Paris attacks.  Profits from sales will be shared between English PEN’s freedom of expression campaigns programme, and the families of the Charlie Hebdo victims.

The project is seeking to crowdfund £5,000 to produce the book and has already raised half the money, but they still need help to push them over the finish line.

The books cost £15 each and you can pre-order your copy of Draw The Line Here

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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