by the stormy present
Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 05:21:40 AM EST
So, these three cartoonists walk into a bar... Two of them are Danish. The third is Lebanese. Heheheh.
It doesn't really need a punchline, does it?
The project: two Danish cartoonists and a Lebanese cartoonist get together for a week in Beirut. They talk. They drink. They draw together. The collaborative results are published over the course of seven days in both newspapers -- Information in Denmark and Al-Akhbar ("The News") in Beirut.
It just so happens that the Lebanese illustrator, Mazen Kerbaj, is one of my all-time favorites. He's not really just a cartoonist. He's an artist, a social commentator. Oh, and a musician.
Anyway, they get to everything, from politics...
... to cigarette smoking (which everyone in Beirut does, but apparently not all Danish cartoonists)...
... to, oh, everything. The results are not always 100 percent successful, but there's enough wry humor in there to last for a week, easy. Just go read them.