Charlie Hebdo’s Recovery From Attacks Opens New Wounds for Staff

Days after two gunmen burst into the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 7, slaughtering nearly a dozen of his colleagues and friends, Laurent Sourisseau propped himself up in his hospital bed and began to draw.


A bullet shattered Mr. Sourisseau’s right shoulder blade during the attack, immobilizing his drawing arm. But as police guards stood watch outside, the cartoonist, who goes by the pen name Riss, scratched out a series of shaky caricatures with his left hand.

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