2020 Young Guns - Young Guns

Samandal - Experimentation issue

Agency Tala Safié

Client Samandal Comics



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Samandal is a non-profit comics collective dedicated to the advancement of the art of comics in Lebanon and the Middle East. This issue, edited by cartoonist Alex Baladi, consists of four written works, each translated four times into English, French, Arabic, and mute (dialogue-free) comic adaptations, for a total of 16 pieces. The book opens from both sides and has two covers, two table of contents and two pagination systems to accommodate both Latin + Arabic reading directions. In the middle of the book, a two-spread story by Mazen Kerbaj and Alex Baladi is readable from both directions. This issue won the Alternative Comics Prize of the AngoulÍme International Festival of Comics 2019.

My Role was:

I designed and art directed Samandal's 2018 anthology. Title lettering by David Habchy. Arabic cover illustration by Helge Reumann. Latin cover illustration by Sandra Ghosn.

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