Zahra's Paradise, which offered us an inside view of modern Iran and the corruption and abuses that led up to the protests. When the Egyptian people ousted President Mubarak, I couldn't help but wonder when Egypt would get a revolutionary webcomic of its own. Now on ACT-I-VATE, we have The Revolution Will Be Televised, by Dov Torvin and Asher Berman. Revolution offers a very different perspective than Zahra's Paradise, however. Zahra (now Eisner-nominated) tells Tehran's story from the perspective of a young Iranian man whose brother mysteriously vanished in the protests, while Revolution takes a distinctly outsider perspective. Torvin and Berman are American cartoonists who happened to be in Cairo at the time, and theirs is a first-person account. When they stumble upon the Tahrir Square demonstrations and start posting pictures of themselves against the crowd to Facebook, it's clear we're in for a very different story.
[The Revolution Will Be Televised via The Beat]