The jihadist militant group ISIS has pronounced a death sentence for Kuwati-born comic book innovator Naif Al-Mutawa via Twitter, according to the website arabianbusiness.com
Dr. Al-Mutawa, whose groundbreaking comic “THE 99” has sought to give the Muslim community its own superheroes while at the same time fostering a greater, more positive understanding of Islam among non-Muslim readers, is no stranger to criticism. Though he created THE 99 — whose gaggle of protagonists are each inspired by one of the 99 attributes of Allah as delineated in the Quran — in consultation with Sharia scholars, [full story]
Since receiving CRNI’s Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award in 2004, Tony Namate has continued speaking his truth to power. He currently writes and draws for the online periodical New Zimbabwe.
This interview and slideshow about Mr Namate’s career and cartoons was posted by the online magazine Samsonia Way, which has also featured several other excellent articles about the perils of editorial cartooning.
GlobalPost.com ran this article about his work as well.
Below is an video interview where Mr. Namate explains his approach to editorial cartooning, and to the challenges of being a journalist under the Mugabe regime.
Bapu was already on Mishra’s radar for suggesting that the victim of the infamous 2012 gang rape on a Delhi bus was partly responsible for her rape. [full story]