portada-1.3_tercio_web-grandeLebanese animation and comics artist Lina Ghaibeh and Tunisian comics author and illustrator Issam Smiri, were recently on a panel speaking about the history of Arab comics and the current comics boom in the Arab world.

The panel occurred in conjunction with the Casa Árabe Madrid exhibition Pens and Cartoons: Arab comics in motion, which aims to provide an “overview of current comics and graphic novels in the Arab world through 23 works produced from 2007 to 2015, all very representative of the creative response by Arab writers and illustrators to the social and political transformations occurring over the last decade.” The exhibition runs until February 7th.


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