Throughout the workshop, she emphasized that the language one writes in matters, because it makes an immediate claim about audience: “It’s not that I was bothered by translation so much as that it’s stuff that’s not meant for you . . . I didn’t want to be giving [Egyptians] secondhand content.”
For a time, she said, she stopped doing the web comic because there was no way to be honest and keep it open.
The workshop will also mark the launch of small-press publishing house Maamoul Press, born out of Bigmouth Press & Comix.
"I was also very impressed by the poems of Antarah ibn Shaddad chosen for the events of the story; some of my favourite verses were in there."
In the last ten days, there have been two big talks about comics and cartoonists, one by Libyan poet-translator-media mogul-doctor-blogger Ghazi Gheblawi, in London, and the other by author-artist-scholar-blogger Jonathan Guyer at Harvard.
Dina Mohamed -- who previously won "Best Digital Comic" at the inaugural CairoComix for her superhero-focused Qahera -- took the Grand Prize at this year's CairoComix Festival for her Shubeik Lubeik, or, roughly, Abracadabra: Egyptian illustrator and designer Dina Mohamed wrote on her website, deenadraws.art: سعيدة وممنونة إن"شبيك لبيك" فازت بجائزة أفضل رواية مصورة مطبوعة و الجائزة الكبرى … Continue reading A Peek at Dina Mohamed’s ‘Shubeik Lubeik,’ Grand-prize Winner at CairoComix3
It will feature seven main events, fourteen core artists, and many opportunities to work, learn, and buy new comics.
And on the heels of CairoComix in October of this year, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq is set to have its first-ever comics festival.
"Alkhairalla was there to talk about "using comics as a platform for independent story-telling."
A glimpse of five recent narrative projects that you can read online.
" It follows the story of two children, Mehret and Kameen, who scavange the wastelands of Earth for valuables from the civilizations that came before. "
"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[.]"