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Art Alert: Release of Garage comic magazine's second issue in Cairo

The launch event will feature an artwork exhibition and book signing by the artists

Ahram Online , Wednesday 27 Jul 2016
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Garage issue#1 (Photo: part of promotional material for Garage release event)
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Kawkab El Rasameen and Koshk Comics will release the second issue (Issue#1) of Garage collective comic magazine on 6 August.

The event will involve a special exhibition for the artwork of participating artists, as well as a book signing.

Kawkab El-Rasameen is a project run by twin brothers Haitham and Mohamed Raafat El-Seht, also known as Twins Cartoon, in an effort to bring together amateur and professional artists and help organise and launch projects.

They launched the first issue of Garage (Issue #0) last year at Rawabet Theatre, showcasing a number of Egyptian and Arab artists, aiming to develop the comic scene in Egypt.

“We tend to always look to foreign publications, while we have so much to show here in the region. Our vision of Garage is an Arabic magazine, reflecting social life in the different countries,” Raafat says.

Twins Cartoon were also part of the team behind Cairo Comix Festival last September, Egypt’s first large-scale comics event, and were comic experts in BECA Comics Week, a 2014 gathering at the French Institute bringing illustrators from Egypt, Germany and France to support and strengthen the experience of local artists.

Programme:
Saturday 6 August, 6pm
Fountain Area, American University in Cairo, Tahrir Square, Downtown, Cairo

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