Atena Farghadani Explained in Pictures

Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani has now been in prison for over a year, currently awaiting an appeal of her nearly 13-year sentence for drawing a cartoon that showed members of Parliament as animals. Recently, New Zealand cartoonist Toby Morris produced “Atena and the Animals,” a webcomic that lays out the whole saga of Farghadani’s arrest and her incredible courage in the face of repression. Morris has graciously given us permission to re-run “Atena and the Animals,” which originally appeared here at The Wireless. Enjoy!

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Toby Morris is an Auckland based illustrator and comic artist. He is the creator of the Pencilsword and also half of the Toby and Toby duo behind the series ‘That is the question’ at