The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo | Jonathan Guyer

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo | Jonathan Guyer || Radcliffe Institute

The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo

The Dangerous World of Middle East Censorship and the Emergence of Arab Comix

As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Jonathan Guyer RI ’18 considers why comics are so important in a new, emerging Arab visual culture. The mad cartoonists of Cairo are using their pens to redraw the lines of acceptable speech—and you’d have to be mad to be a cartoonist in this environment.