Comics and Cartoon Art from the Arabic World

Exhibition visitor looking at the Arabic Comics display

Now on display in our Treasures Gallery

Published date:

Until 29 October 2017

Explore the art, history and significance of Arab comics from the 19th-century Egyptian satirical press and children’s comics of the mid-20th century, to the contemporary graphic novel and comics scene. This small display highlights a vibrant visual archive that illustrates and engages with issues concerning everyday life, politics and society across the Arab world and beyond.

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