Editorial Team

Joseph Kai

Joseph Kai is a comic book author. His style favors a delicate line and an introspective tone, a merger of a traditional French-Belgian style and an experimental Beiruti tendency. At the moment, he’s working on his new graphic novel “Sissies” at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris where he lives.

Lena Merhej

Lena Merhej, Ph.D., is a visual artist and an expert in graphic narration. She taught at several universities in Beirut, directed Beirut Animated, worked with Tosh Fesh to promote comics and founded the Story Center. She is also a co-founder and a member in Samandal, an award-winning comics organization in Lebanon. Lena illustrated over 30 Arabic children’s books and has exhibited her work internationally.

Barrack Rima

Born in 1972 in Tripoli Lebanon, I live in Brussels, I’m a comic artist, a filmmaker and a member of Samandal.

Raphaelle Macaron

Raphaelle was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon where she completed her studies in illustration and comics. Since 2012, she has been working as a freelancer in illustration, comics, graphic design, animation and advertising. She is currently based in Paris where she is working on her first graphic novel.

Nour Hifaoui

Nour Hifaoui is an illustrator and a comic artist based in Lebanon. The city of Beirut, with all its chaos and social struggles, makes her want to convey all of these aspects through her art. Nour is now an active member of two comic collectives in Beirut: Samandal and Zeez.

Karen Keyrouz

Karen Keyrouz is a comics artist and illustrator based in Beirut. She launched her first graphic Novel “Flux et Reflux” (2018) with Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, where she earned her master’s degree (2015). She also published several short comics with Samandal and Zeez Collective that she co-founded. Her work focuses mainly on autobiographical and psychological themes.

Tracy Chahwan

Tracy Chahwan’s first graphic novel “Beirut Bloody Beirut” (Marabulles, 2018) tells the story of two girls lost in Beirut at night. She has worked on multiple short comics also marked by dark humor and chaotic urban experiences. Her illustration work focuses mainly on music visuals for bands, record labels and underground music collectives such as Yukunkun Club and the Beirut Groove Collective.

Founders

Hatem Imam, Omar Khoury, Lena Merhej, the Fdz and Tarek Tabaa.

List Of Contributors

Abir Gasmi
Adeline Rosenstein
Agnieszka Piksa
Ahmad Beiruty
Ahmad Nagi
Ahmad Qatato
Ahmed Bouanani
Akram Zaatari
Al Moataz Al Sawaf
Ala Wazni Faïl
Alex Baladi
Alex Chauvel
Alexandre De Moté
Ali Dirani
Ali Karim
Andréas Kündig
Andy Warner
Antoine Houcke
Ariane Dénommé
Aude Barrio De Sousa
Barrack Rima
Bas Köhler
Baudoin
Bert
Big Ben
Boris Pramatarov
Boris Stanić
Carl Roosens
Carla Habib
Cécile Koepfli
Charles Nogier
Christophe Katrib
Cynthia Merhej
David Habchy
Deborah Kempczynski
Dina Khoury
Domen Finžgar
Dunja Janković
Dzaizku Volodya
Edgar Franco
Elie Chemali
Elyse Tabet
Emilie Plateau
Essam Abdallah
Farah Nehme

Fdz (Fadi Baki)
Flab
Fouad Mezher
Frank Vega
Georges Azmy
Ghadi Ghosn
Ghassan Halwani
Gilles Rochier
Golo
Gregory Buchakjian
Grisfx
Hachem Raslan
Hassan Issa
Hassan Zahreddine
Hatem Imam
Helena Nehme
Helene Georges
Helge Reumann
Hicham Rahma
Houssala
Huda Terki
Ibn Al Rabin
Isabelle Boinot
Jana Traboulsi
Jean Serbe
Jennifer Camper
Jeremy Baum
Jerôme Dubois
Jm Bertoyas
Jo Baaklini
Joe Namy
Johan Massez
Jonathan Blezard
Jose-Luis Olivares
Joseph Kaï
Julian D’angiolillo
Julie Delporte
Julien Lauber
Kamal Hakim
Karen Keyrouz
Karma Hamadeh
Kenji Ishimaru
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
Khaled Saghieh
Krimi

Lara Tabet
Laura Halteh
Laure Ghorayeb
Lautaro Fiszman
Lea Kradokian
Leila Charafeddine
Lena Merhej
Li-Chin Lin
Lisa Mandel
Louis Joos
Lynn Amhaz
Magdy Alshafee
Mahdy Fleifel
Mai Korayem
Maison Beton
Manuel Maria Perrone
Mariam Yakan
Martin Sztajman
Matei Branea
Maurane Mazars
Max De Radigues
May Ghaibeh
Maya Mihindou
Maya Moumneh
Mazen Kerbaj
Mery Cuesta
Michel Azar
Michele Keserwany
Michele Standjofski
Migo
Mohamad Kraytem
Mohammed Shennawy
Monsieur Pimpant
Nawal Abboud
Nawel Louerrad
Nicolas Chalupa / Chanic
Nidal Al Khairy
Noha Habaieb
Nour Hifaoui Fakhoury
Noura Badran
Olive Booger
Omar Dia
Omar Khoury
Omar Naïm
Omar Zo’bi

Othman Selmi
Otto T
Pascal Tessier
Paul Rey
Paula Bulling
Peer Lipo
Pierre Schilling
Popcube
Ra’ed Tulefat
Racelle Ishac
Rafiq Saab
Ralph Doumit
Raphaelle Macaron
Rio Safari
Rym Baltaji
Sacha Goerg
Sahar Mandour
Samara Sallam
Samir Youssef
Sandra Ghosn
Schlobb
Serge Manouguian
Shereen M. Qardan
Sherif Samy
Suheir Hammad
Tania El-Khoury
Tarek Nabaa
Thomas Azuelos
Titus Ackermann
Tracy Chahwan
Twstdtwn
Valfret
Van Leo / Fai
Vanessa Bowles
Vincent Longhi
Wael Seaiby
Wassim Maouad
William Choucair
Yasmine Nashabe Taan
Zeina Abirached
Zeina Bassil
Zineb Benjelloun