Jonathan offers an crash course on Arab comic art in his review of the book Muqtatafat: A Comics Anthology Featuring Artists from the Middle East Region, by A. David Lewis, Anna Mudd, and Paul Beran. 

In his essay, Jonathan discusses a new generation of comic artists in the Arab world and their innovative works, which appear online and in print. In explaining the challenges facing comic artists in the region, Jonathan cites cartoonist Islam Gawish, who Egyptian authorities briefly arrested in January.

Read Jonathan’s full review on the Los Angeles Review of Books website.