Parsons School of Design’s Illustration BFA presents Riad Sattouf, a bestselling cartoonist and filmmaker who grew up in Syria and Libya and now lives in Paris, here in New York to discuss and sign copies of the new English release of The Arab of the Future. Books will be for sale at this event.
November 6th in the University Center Room U L104 (63 Fifth Ave, lower level) at 1:30 pm.
The author of four comics series in France and a former weekly columnist for the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, Sattouf also directed the films The French Kissers and Jacky in Women’s Kingdom. The Arab of the Future, which has been published in fifteen languages, is his first work to appear in English.
Sattouf’s virtuoso graphic style captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of political idealism, as Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi’s Libya, and Assad’s Syria – but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation.
The New York Times published a Sunday book review article on Satouf’s The Arab of the Future, which you can read here.
To see more of his published works, visit his personal site here.