Beirut-based graphic artists Lina Ghaibeh and George “Jad” Khoury each recount what happened on the 4th of August, 2020, a day that shall live in infamy as far as Lebanon’s leaders are concerned. But the people will, at the end of the day, triumph.
Joan’s New Mantra, by Lina Ghaibeh © Lina Ghaibeh 2020 | All Rights Reserved
Lina Ghaibeh is a half Syrian/half Danish comics and animation artist living in Beirut, and associate professor at the American University of Beirut. She is founding director of the Mu’taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics initiative at AUB, and her research focuses on Comics from the Arab world as part of contemporary Arab Culture. Her work has been exhibited at several international film festivals and comics Salons. Lina is an identical twin, the evil one.
Elias by George “Jad” Khoury © George Khoury 2020 | All Rights Reserved
George Khoury (Jad) has been a comics critic, artist and animator since the ‘80s. He is a lecturer at the Lebanese American University in digital media, where he’s been the head of the Animation Department at Future Television since its launch in 1993. His artworks and movies have been featured in many local instances and international festivals. His comics “Shahrazad” was acquired by The National Museum of Comics in Angoûlème, France. Co-founder of the Lebanese Syndicate of Professional Graphic Designers, Illustrators and Animators, he has earned several awards for his artwork and filmography. Jad is author of the History of Arabic Comics in addition to several essays and articles related to art, comics and animation.