Slim (Menouar Merabtene) is Algeria's leading cartoonist, best known for his comic strip Zid Ya Bouzid. He was born in Sidi Ali Benyoub, Algeria in 1945 and received his training in Poland and France. He has been a cartoonist for over 40 years for publications such as El Moudjahid, The Republic, African Revolution, Algerie News, El Manchar, and L'Humanite. He has also published more than ten graphic novels and produced several short animation films. He is currently a designer for Djazair News and DZ News (Algiers).