Fouad Mezher

Fouad Mezher is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Lebanon.

Comics he’s worked on include The Fifth Column, winning a Mahmoud Kahil Award in 2016; The Mezzotint from Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, an adaptation of the works of M.R. James; as well as various entries in the anthology magazine Samandal.

He has also taught comics and illustration at the American University of Beirut, where he encouraged students to draw mutant chickens and murder, sometimes in the same drawing.

He now spends most of his time working on Suraya, a graphic novel due for publication in 2025.

Set in Beirut a year after the port explosion, the story revolves around the titular 16-year-old physics prodigy and YouTuber who hopes to leave the country to study rocket science, only for her plans to be interrupted when one of her experiments goes terribly and publicly wrong.

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Twitter: @mezherillo