French caricaturist and journalist (1967-2015)

Stéphane Charbonnier (21 August 1967 – 7 January 2015), known as Charb, was a French satirical caricaturist and journalist. He worked for several newspapers and magazines, joining Charlie Hebdo in 1992 and becoming the magazine's editor in 2009.


  • Muhammad isn't sacred to me. I don't blame Muslims for not laughing at our drawings. I live under French law. I don't live under Quranic law.
  • I am not afraid of reprisals, I have no children, no wife, no car, no debt. It might sound a bit pompous, but I'd prefer to die on my feet than to live on my knees.
Je n'ai pas de gosses, pas de femme, pas de voiture, pas de crédit. C'est peut-être un peu pompeux ce que je vais dire, mais je préfère mourir debout que vivre à genoux.
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