Cartoonists wonder whether Charlie Hebdo's irreverent brand of humor will survive killings

January 8, 2015 3:15 PM

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JOHANNESBURG – They pushed boundaries, one cartoonist said. They were "absolutely crazy," another said. Across the globe, in Greece, India, South Africa and elsewhere, cartoonists are describing the satirists killed at French magazine Charlie Hebdo as among the most fearless and irreverent in the business.

Some cartoonists also worry whether the attack on the Paris office of a publication that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad could dampen a willingness to speak out, including in countries that may not face religious extremism but do experience a growing intolerance for free speech as governments clamp...

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