graphic novels

Ganzeer on the Visual Language of ‘The Apartment in Bab El-Louk’

This month, Words Without Borders launched its International Graphic Novels: Volume VIIII, which features an excerpt from Donia Maher, Ganzeer, and Ahmad Nady’s “The Apartment in Bab El Louk,” trans. brilliantly by Elisabeth Jaquette. The collaborative project is a gorgeous look at life in Bab El-Louk. Ganzeer answered a few questions about how it came about, and what he plans to do next.

The Rising Profile of Algerian Manga

Algiers has long been a cartooning hotspot, and the International Comics Book Festival of Algeria (FIBDA) is an important annual event. But although Algiers has welcomed and celebrated both Arabophone and Francophone comic artists — Lebanese graphic novelist Jorj Abu Mhayya and Egyptian magazine TokTok both won awards at last year’s fair — the Algerian scene has its own flavor. Lately, apparently, manga has been on the rise.


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