THERE are many players in a protest — the sign makers, the rabble rousers, the logisticians. And then there are the political cartoonists, who sketch the events unfolding on the streets and, if they are like Khalid Albaih, inspire even more tumult.The interview is accompanied by a video showing how Khalid works, reminiscent of our Behind-the-Scenes series (but made with an NYT budget). Additionaly, they have posted a number of his cartoons with audio-commentary by Khalid.
By day, he works in multimedia for the Qatar Museum Authority here, sitting behind a 27-inch iMac screen with a Superman bobblehead doll on his desk. After hours, though, he becomes a cartoonist with an attitude, one whose online work has inspired discontented youth across the Arab world.
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