Marian makes all his dawings by hand, using pen and ink. All the shading and coloring is done with Photoshop. The first image below shows the cartoon is it drawn by hand. In the second image, shading, coloring etc. are applies, turning the image from a relatively simple black & white image into a finished cartoon.
Shahrokh Heidari was born on 16 September 1978 In Ahwaz, Iran, and currently lives in Paris, France. He has cooperated with more than ten weekly and daily newspapers in Iran, and currently he is working with iranwire.com and universaltolerance.org. He has won several international awards. You can see more of his work on his blog.
Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Saba'aneh was arrested on February 16 by Israeli authorities and sentenced to 5 months in prison for 'contact with a hostile organization'. Many suspect his sentence was because of his work as a critical cartoonist. On July 1st, he was released.
“People are in prision just because they are Palestinians,” Sabaaneh says. About 5000 Palestinians are in Israeli prisons. Last week, a special UN committee expressed concern about the circumstances of Palestinian prisoners. When asked what was the hardest thing in prison, Sabaaneh answers: “I cannot say what was the hardest, everything is hard from the interrogation to the circumstances in the prison itself, to even the moment of release. These people just deserve to be free.”Read the entire interview here.