Drawing Your Attention by The British Library


Across the Arab world comics and graphic novels are fast becoming a key fixture in the literary landscape. International comics authority, Paul Gravett, who was co-curator of ‘Comics Unmasked’ at the British Library, chairs an illustrated discussion with pioneers of the form including Lena Merhej, co-founder of the Samandal collective in Lebanon, Mohamed Anwar of Egypt’s Arabic comic magazine Tok-Tok, Libyan-British manga-influenced comic writer and artist, Asia Alfasi, and Egyptian cartoonist Tarek Shahin.

This event took place as part of the Shubbak Literature Festival at the British Library on 25 July 2015.