Throughout the 20th century, comics from the Arab world exclusively targeted children and were used by the ruling totalitarian authorities (military or religious) to control social morals and impose political and ideological agendas.
The Arab Revolutions of the past decade paved the way for the rise of independent collectives of artists from various Arab countries, seeking freedom of expression and creating a network of sharing experiences that has been and continues to shape the comics scene today. Introducing a variety of genres and breaking the boundaries of social and political taboos with a leading role for women, these collectives and independent artists are becoming the voice of the youth across the region.
Curated by Lina Ghaibeh and George Khoury.
Organised by The Rada and Mutaz Sawaf Centre for Arab Comics Studies at the American University in Beirut.
In Partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.