Yazan al-Saadi - The Art of the News: Comics Journalism

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Yazan al-Saadi is a Syrian-Canadian writer, researcher, critic, and comic zealot. His work and research focuses on the West Asian region, covering an array of topics from pop-culture to politics to economic theories and sociological issues. al-Saadi holds a bachelor’s (Honors) degree in Economics and Development Studies from Queen’s University, Canada, and a Master of Arts in Law, Development, and Globalization from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK. His work has been published and/or cited in various platforms such as The Nib, Jadaliyya, Jumhuriya, LA Times, BBC, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Al-Hudood, Al-Akhbar English, Middle East Eye, The Public Source, and more. He is currently based in the alluring (yet callous) city of Beirut; he has seen too many airports and often dreams of electronic sheep.

Additional Resources: 
Unstoppable Force by Yazan al-Saadi and Omar Khouri
My Heart Burns by Yazan al-Saadi and Tracy Chahwan