MACFEST 2024: David Hirsch: Comic Books – Hello from Dubai!

  • DATE

    6 July 2024

  • TIME

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Join Dr David Hirsch an American librarian, globe trotter and a linguist, as he explores how comics in the Arab world have a rich and diverse history that spans several decades.

They have served as a medium for storytelling, artistic expression, and cultural reflection in the region.

Throughout the years, Arab comics have explored a wide range of themes, from social and political issues, to fantasy and science fiction, providing a unique platform for artists to engage with their audience.

Some are translations of American, Japanese and French comics and some are original Arabic publications.

Arab comics make significant contributions to the global comic book industry while maintaining their unique regional identity.

Hosted by: Gabrielle Adlestone, former teacher and magistrate