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Saudi Government Approves Girls Revolution Comics

August 7, 2017
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Saudi Government Approves Girls Revolution Comics

Earlier this year, comics fans in Saudi Arabia made an unexpectedly strong showing at the kingdom’s first officially sanctioned Comic Con, where both men and women eagerly browsed their favorite books and showed off their cosplay–albeit not without restrictions. Also launched at that event was a series that imagines a far different future: Saudi Girls…

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After Ban, Saudi Cartoonist Walks a Fine Line

February 9, 2017
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After Ban, Saudi Cartoonist Walks a Fine Line

In January 2016 the popular Saudi political cartoonist Abdullah Jaber seemingly disappeared from social media, fueling speculation among fans and colleagues as to what might have befallen him. He finally resurfaced 10 days later to quell rumors of arrest or worse, but also announced that the kingdom’s government had banned him from distributing cartoons for…

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Cartoonists Use Social Media to Show Solidarity with Censored Saudi Cartoonist

January 22, 2016
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Cartoonists Use Social Media to Show Solidarity with Censored Saudi Cartoonist

When Saudi cartoonist Abdullah Jaber seemingly disappeared for ten days, many feared the worst. Had he been abducted? Was he harmed for a cartoon critical of his government? When Jaber reemerged on Twitter, his message was simple — and disturbing — he was fine but Saudi authorities had banned his work from publication. Well-known for cartoons critical of…

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Anime News Network Highlights Banned Manga

May 5, 2015
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Anime News Network Highlights Banned Manga

A recent feature from Anime News Network about 7 Manga Banned Around the Globe brought to our attention a few instances of manga censorship that we haven’t covered because they predate our news blog by a few years. We did some digging to see what we could turn up, so read on for more! Perhaps…

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Militants Call for Death of The 99 Creator

July 14, 2014
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Militants Call for Death of The 99 Creator

Last week the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the militant group better known as ISIS, took a brief timeout from overtaking cities in Iraq to call for the death of Kuwaiti-American comic creator Naif Al-Mutawa. They claimed on Twitter that his series The 99 is “slanderous to Islam” and that “there is no good…

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