Omar Sharif Al Ali owns the comics, gaming, and collectibles store in Dubai. He and other comic book store owners opened their stores because few existed in the Middle East. A comic community has developed around the stores in Dubai.
Saeed Arjumand is a comic illustrator and store owner in Dubai; comic books can help children with learning disabilities. Yasser Alireza grew up in Saudi Arabia and used comics to escape the oppressive culture.
After the success of Marvel's "Black Panther," comic fans in Dubai hope an Arab superhero gains popularity. Comic artist Fatima Almheiri creates Emara as a representation to other Emiratis.
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Meet the region's animators and comic book writers whose work is now in the spotlight thanks to the conversation about race, gender, and identity sparked by Black Panther.
Length: 23 minutes
Copyright date: ©2018
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