Via The Beat, here's a comic to keep on the radar. Zahra's Paradise, by an anonymous Iranian-America writer ("Amir") and an equally anonymous Arab artist ("Khalil"), chronicles a family's search for a missing protestor in the wake of the 2009 Iranian elections. It promises to give us a look inside modern Iran -- its diverse population, its political turmoil, and the dark corners into which a person can disappear.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Zahra's Paradise is being simulcast in English, Farsi, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch. Now all those tweeters who went green last summer to highlight the news in Tehran can spread another tale of protest and consequences, this time in black and white.