November 2009

ATMs & Sukleen union

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It really bothered me seeing all those pieces of paper on the street in Jounieh (for a bank that I won’t name 😛 )! Usually when ATMs are inside the bank, they have a trash can next to them (which minimizes the thrown tickets), but when the ATM is on the street, it can get really messy! Good thing we have Ella to calm us down 🙂 Here’s a song dedicated to you! ‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’ by Ella Fitzgerald. Have a lovely day 🙂

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Pre- & Post-CCF exhibition photos

Here are some photos from the preparation & organization of the CCF exhibition.

First, we went to Hamra & Gemmayze vandalizing the walls (with the help of Darine & Chantal)

Photo by Chantal Akkary

Photo by Chantal Akkary

at T marbouta

at T Marbouta

at T marbouta

Then, with the help of Julien Le Bot, was the time to put up the posters at the CCF couloir.

Way in...

Way out...

Last, but not least, the opening! Thanks to all who made it 🙂

Photo by Rawad El Hoyek

Photo by Rawad El Hoyek

Photo by Rawad El Hoyek

The exhibition is ongoing at the CCF until December 22! 🙂

I’ll now leave you with some spanish guitar to brighten up your day! ‘Big Brother’ by The Stephane Wrembel Trio, from Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona soundtrack. Enjoy it 🙂

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Nataloo show (UNCUT!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who puts a stair step at the entrance of a door?!?! Good thing it wasn”t live! Since I can”t keep any secrets away from you, I decided to share with you this small mishap 😛 Thanks again for all the support you gave on Twitter (and off, of course), I really enjoyed getting live feedback on the interview 🙂 I was so worried they would not have cut out this part, and you were all watching… I”m so glad they did 😀 Here is the interview to those who missed it! (Notice how the part between entering the door and sitting in the salon is “missing!”)

Part 1:

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Part 2:

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Thanks to Christine, Nathalie & all the team of the show who made this happen.

Have a lovely long weekend, and happy adha to all concerned!! 🙂

P.S. As you see I have been slow in posting, because a lot has been happening the last month, and I am officially tired and REALLY need a break. I do hope you forgive me! Will still keep you updated in all cases, but just at a bit slower rate… Don”t forget that the will be going until Dec 22.

'Amalgame' poster exhibition

You”re all invited to the launching of the exhibition “” that will contain brand new posters of comics. See you there! 😉

Date: Monday, November 23rd 2009

Time: 6:30 PM

Place: Centre Culturel Français

This exhibition is within the CCF”s event “Point, Ligne, Bulle” about drawing and all related activities in Lebanon. I got to design the event identity, here”s a snapshot for you 🙂

Q & A's for Agenda Culturel

I was delighted to be the first artist chosen by Agenda Culturel to introduce their new section: illustrated Q & A’s. Here are the four questions and how I answered them. Go get the latest issue of L’Agenda Culturel for more 🙂

It’s in French, and because I love you a lot, I’ve translated them for you 😛

Q1. Que vous apportent les réactions des lecteurs de votre blog?

(Q. What do the reactions of your blog readers bring you?

A. “Haha! Let’s see what my darlings have to say about what I posted last night” They’re my daily bread. Their reactions encourage me, make me laugh & think. My readers are my darlings!)

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Collaboration with Qifa Nabki

Introducing…

I was very happy to collaborate with Qifa Nabki on his new illustrated series of Abu Michel and Abu Samir. Click here for the first post of the series! 🙂 Hope you’ll enjoy it.

Qifa Nabki [ˈki-fə ˈneb-kē] is a blog about Lebanese politics, history, and culture, written by Elias Muhanna, a PhD student in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Harvard University. Elias has written for several publications, including Foreign PolicyThe National, Mideast Monitor, World Politics Review, Bidoun, and Transition

Going to Jordan

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So on November 16, 2009 I will participate to the 1st Creative Commons Salon in the Arab World, in Jordan, Amman. Many artists, bloggers and entrepreneurs will be presenting their work and sharing their CC experience. For more details click here. I should be back on Wed. Until then, I’m going to miss you!!!!!!! 🙂

Here’s a summary of the event (that I took from here):

On the 16th Creative Commons will celebrate the first ever CC Arab Salon. Event is due to kick off at 6pm @Al Balad Theatre in Downtown Amman.

The Salon will feature media organisations,artists, bloggers and creative people from the Arab world who have used CC licenses and would like to share the results of opening up their work.

The Amman Salon is going to be a major step going towards fostering the creation of original Arabic content and encouraging the people to share it with the entire world.  To this extent, the enthusiastic support of the Royal Film Commissionwho is co-organising the event under the Royal Patronage of Prince Ali bin al Hussein has been extremely key and encouraging.

Overview of AUB lecture + workshop

Thanks to Rachel Hines for giving me the chance to give the presentation & workshop at AUB today. I had a great time, and met lovely friendly people. We enjoyed drawing some comics, that I’ll share with you as soon as they send them to me. I’ll leave you with some photos.

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