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Middle Eastern Comics and their Place in the 21st Century

Middle Eastern Comics and their Place in the 21st Century

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Date/Time:
25th Jan 2011,
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location:
Al Mamoura Auditorium - Abu Dhabi

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“The history and the future of Comics in the Middle East”

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Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and NYU Abu Dhabi present:

 

Middle Eastern Comics and their place in the 21st Century

“The history and the future of Comics in the Middle East”

 

As part of the comic strip and cartoon 2011 educational program presented by ADMAF, this panel discussion brings together a panel of leading experts in the field of graphic novels:

 

-Dez Skinn:Often referred to as “The British Stan Lee”, Dez Skinn is the winner of over 20 industry awards for his innovative creations including 17 EAGLE AWARDS and the SOCIETY OF STRIP ILLUSTRATION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. As editorial director of Marvel Comics (UK), he launched HULK COMIC, revived CAPTAIN BRITAIN and edited STAR WARS WEEKLY.

-Qais Sedki: Managing Director/Founder of Pageflip Publishing and writer of the Arabic comic Gold Ring. Qais recently won the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for the Gold Ring.

-Charles Kochman: Executive Editor of Abrams ComicArts. Former book editor at DC Comis, he joined Abrams several years back and has published a wide variety of comic works. His Diary of a Wimpy Kid has earned a top place in The New York Times best seller list and merited national acclaim.

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