In the January issue of Le Monde Diplomatique, Fellow Jonathan Guyer examines the connections between fine and comic art in Egypt and the wider Middle East. “On the Arab Page” “That comics are often dismissed as childish gives contemporary artists more space to address politically disruptive topics,” he writes. The richly illustrated essay elaborates on the history of Arabic cartoons, from the late 19th century through today.

Jonathan also spoke with Monocle 24 Radio about origins of Arabic comics, available online here.

On the second anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, BBC Arabic interviewed Jonathan about the shifting red lines for Arab political cartoonists, which you can listen to here (about 14 minutes in).