Confesions of an Iranian political cartoonist

Maya Neyestani illustrated a series of images regarding the current Iranian elections with some very impressive metaphors about resistance in a totalitarian state. One can empathize with such cartoons without being directly involved in the situation.

The illustrative style hints at a sincere statement against authority. The rapidly drawn hatching implies something of dire consequence. The raw aesthetic reminds us of cartoonists such as Harvey Kurtzman, originator of "Mad Magazine.", and R. Crumb, famous for his provocative comics and social commentary.

Anyways, I thoroughly enjoyed Neystani's series, which can be found in it's entirety here.

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