"Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea in my head. Other times I ravage entire books looking for the spark of a joke. I have read more widely on the subject of medieval Baghdad this spring and summer than I have since grad school, and this has been time very well spent."
" I turned to our male-dominated history where the role of women has been very important, yet we don’t hear about it."
"At noon [on Sunday], a force of over 10 security personnel stormed the social media marketing company where Gawish works and arrested him, confiscating his laptop and other computers owned by the organization[.]"
"The idea of Arab nationalism affected every aspect of the comics."
Earlier this month, Jonathan Guyer -- of the blog Oum Cartoon -- spoke at the American University in Cairo about Egypt's ever-shifting red lines and the currently shrunken space for cartooning dissent.