Translating Comics with Deena Mohamed

Image: Panels from Shubeik Lubeik by Deena Mohamed

2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021
Translating Comics with Deena Mohamed

Outdoors at Green Brain Comics
13936 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126


Join artist-in-residence Deena Mohamed for a fun, open-for-anyone outdoor workshop on the process of translating comics and creating bilingual comics. Open to all languages!

As a comics creator working in both Arabic and English, Deena will share her unique insight and experience in this area, including thinking through challenges when it comes to translating cultural references, sound effects and more, and visual planning strategies for sequential art in multiple languages. Attendees will then work on creating or translating some panels themselves!

Deena Mohamed is an Egyptian illustrator and graphic designer who first started creating comics at 18 with the viral satirical webcomic starring a Muslim superheroine, Qahera. Her graphic novel trilogy, Shubeik Lubeik, is an urban fantasy set in Cairo about a world where you can buy and sell wishes. The first volume of the trilogy was awarded Best Graphic Novel and the Grand Prize of the Cairo Comix Festival (2017). All three volumes are published by Dar el Mahrousa in Arabic, and the English translation of all three volumes combined has been acquired by Pantheon (U.S.) and Granta (U.K.), due to be released in 2022. She lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.

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  • July 17, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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