Wednesday, December 16, 2015

MUQTATAFAT

The First Anthology of Arab Independent Cartoonists Published in America!


Featuring artists from Arabic-speaking regions of the Middle East, including Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan among others, this collection provides a snapshot of the state of independent comics in the Arab world, in various styles and genres ranging from slice-of-life and satire to political commentary and fantasy. An essay by contributing comic artist and scholar Lena Merhej places the work in historical and social context.

 Contributors: Lena Merhej (Lebanon); Mike V. Derderian (Jordan); Omar Khouri (Lebanon); Maya Zankoul (Lebanon); Nidal El Khairy (Jordan); Mahdi Fleifel (Palestine,Holland); Basel Nasr (Palestine); Ghadi Ghosn (Lebanon); Sandra Ghosn (Lebanon, France); Wassim Maouad (Lebanon); Magdy El Shafee (Egypt); Jana Traboulsi (Lebanon); Mohamed El Shennawy (Egypt); Barrack Rima (Lebanon, Belgium); Mohamed Tawfik (Egypt).










Edited by Anna Mudd, A. David Lewis and Paul Beran
114 pages
Black and white



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What's Your Sign, Girl? Reviewed on Lambda Literary

Cathy Camper at Lambdaliterary.org, opines: "This compilation’s topic and sharp design make it irresistible to peruse. And it would make a great quirky birthday or holiday gift for that someone who has everything–because they’re bound to have an astrological sign too."

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