Fellows' Presentation

The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo

The Dangerous World of Middle East Censorship and the Emergence of Arab Comix
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Jonathan Guyer RI '18

Free and open to the public.


At the Radcliffe Institute, Jonathan Guyer is writing a book on the new wave of comic art that has electrified the Middle East and North Africa over the past decade. Through close examination of graphic narratives and conversations with artists, his project aims to address long-standing questions around the limits of free speech, the role of satire as a form of dissent, and the politics of art in authoritarian states.