أم كرتون Oum Cartoon

I had real fun looking through Jonathan Guyer´s blog about Arabic comics. He translates and gives the political or social background of each piece, which makes it a great source for those intereseted in the region´s comics and caricatures, who don´t speak the language.

Here is a selecion of caricatures that I liked.

استمتعت كثيراً بقراءة مدونة جوناثان غاير حول فن الكاريكاتير والكوميك العربي. مدونة أم كرتون مفيدة بشكل خاص للأجانب المهتمين بالكاريكاتير والكوميك العربي ممن لايتكلمون العربية خاصة وأن غاير يشرح الخلفية السياسية والاجتماعية لكل قطعة.

هذه “تشكيلة” احببتها.

 

"I’m married to two women… Can you cut off this head… and fix it to this body?" Abdallah / Al-Masry Al-Youm / 7 September 2014

“I’m married to two women… Can you cut off this head… and fix it to this body?”
Abdallah / Al-Masry Al-Youm / 7 September 2014

"In the morning, Ahmed and Hossam go to the university… In the evening, Ahmed and Hossam return from the university.”  By Anwar for  Al-Masry Al-Youm

“In the morning, Ahmed and Hossam go to the university…
In the evening, Ahmed and Hossam return from the university.”
By Anwar for Al-Masry Al-Youm

"The Formation of the New Cabinet" by Makhlouf’

“The Formation of the New Cabinet” by Makhlouf’

Description of the New Protest Law: "And outside this area, I am not responsible for what happens to you," says the officer. Anwar, Al-Masry Al-Youm, October 2014

Description of the New Protest Law: “And outside this area, I am not responsible for what happens to you,” says the officer.
Anwar, Al-Masry Al-Youm, October 2014

"Which soap operas are you watching this Ramadan?" "Egypt."  By Khalid Albaih

“Which soap operas are you watching this Ramadan?”
“Egypt.”
By Khalid Albaih

"DISASTER! I forgot the name of the candidate I was gonna vote for!" Abdallah / Al-Masry Al-Youm / 28 May 2014

“DISASTER! I forgot the name of the candidate I was gonna vote for!”
Abdallah / Al-Masry Al-Youm / 28 May 2014

Shout Art Loud

An interactive documentary by Melody Patry on different artistic initiatives that tackle sexual harassment in Egypt. It really sums up some of the most creative art movements since the overthrow of Mubarak.

You can see the full documentary here.

فيلم تسجيلي تفاعلي من إخراج ملودي باتري حول مبادرات فنية مختلفة تعالج موضوع التحرش الجنسي في مصر. يجمع الفيلم بعضاً من أكثر التوجهات الفنية تفرداً منذ الإطاحة بمبارك.

يمكنك هنا مشاهدة الفيلم كاملاً.