Wednesday, 27 April 2011
The best of El Manchar
I found this book floating in cyber space (specifically on Zoom Algerie) about El Manchar. El Manchar was a politically charged and daring satyrical bi-monthly founded by the late Sid Ali Melouah - a renown cartoonist - in the early 90s, for which some of the best Algerian cartoonists drew and wrote from 1990 to 1992, until the magazine had to stop publishing. El Manchar was the place where readers first encountered Dilem, Sour, Fathy, Hic, Benyezzar, Bouss, Aknouche, Ayoub, Abi, Gyps, Dahmani, Beneddine and Nedjmedine. Take a quick read here, so much of it is still current. You can download the book here. Enjoy.