Anguished but Defiant, Charlie Puts Out Next Issue
3M copies in 16 languages out tomorrow with Muhammad on cover
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Cartoonist Renald Luzier, known as Luz, attends a press conference in Paris, France, Jan. 13, 2015.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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(Newser) – "This isn’t an issue produced by crybabies," Gerard Biard, the new editor in chief of Charlie Hebdo, tells France Info, as per Time. The next edition of the satirical magazine hits stands tomorrow—the first since last week's terrorist attack that left 12 staffers dead. More on the new issue:

  • "There will be a newspaper. There will be no interruption," Biard said at a Paris press conference this morning, reports Time. Hebdo will be translated into 16 languages and run 3 million copies (as opposed to the typical 60,000); it will be on sale for two weeks, notes Mashable.
  • The Prophet Muhammad on tomorrow's cover is under the French words for "all is forgiven," and a journalist at the paper says it means that journalists there have forgiven the killers, reports AP. (Take a sneak peek at the cover via Liberation, which is lending its offices to Hebdo staff.)

  • Cover cartoonist Renald Luzier, aka Luz, was emotional during the press conference as he described the "very complicated" process of coming up with the cover concept. "I didn't know if it was going to be possible for me to draw, quite honestly," he said.
  • An Egyptian Islamic authority calls the rumored new cover cartoon "unjustified provocation" against Muslims and a "racist act [meant to] ignite religious sedition and sectarianism and deepen hatred."
  • Tomorrow's edition will feature work by the magazine's slain staffers, including drawings by the murdered cartoonists and work by other victims. "In this edition, they didn't kill anyone," Biard tells the Times. "[The staff members] appear as they always did." (Read the Times' article on the emotional production process that went behind putting this issue together.)
  • Lawyer Jeannette Bougrab, partner of slain editor Stephane Charbonnier, told Ronan Farrow of MSNBC that she wishes she had been the one killed, as per NBC News. Bougrab, who has traveled to dangerous regions in Yemen and Pakistan, added, "I'm alive, and he died … in the center of Paris. I don't understand."

 

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