A special meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Beyond Handala: Editorial Cartooning and Comics in Palestine

Mohammad Saba’aneh, editorial cartoonist for the Palestinian daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadid, shares his work and the work of his fellow Palestinian cartoonists, and discusses the landscape for cartooning and comics under Israeli occupation and beyond. Mohammad Saba’aneh is a Palestinian cartoonist, born in the Occupied West Bank town of Qabatiya. He now lives and works in Ramallah, where his work is published in the daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadid, in addition to many other places around the Arab world and online. Saba’aneh, 34, has focused much of his work on the plight of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. In 2013 he himself was imprisoned for five months by the Israeli army. In 2015 his work was subject to investigation by the Palestinian Authority. Mohammad Saba’aneh in conversation with Ethan Heitner.

Video of the event can be seen here. Thanks to Ed Briody for videotaping the session.sabaanehtalkimage

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