Artists' book launch with music at Ahmed Shawky Museum
Ahram Online, Sunday 17 Jul 2011
The Autostrade comic book launch will take place on Wednesday, 20 July and will be accompanied by musical performances

Autostrade is a comic bookcombining the talents of a total of 21 artists including Magdy El Shafie, author of The Metro, considered by many to be the first Egyptian graphic novel.

The cover was designed by well-known graffiti artistGanzeer. A "guest cover" was designed by Ahmed Raafat.

Autostrade is the first publication of what will be a bi-monthly series by Division Publishing.

The book launch will be accompanied by Egyptian musiciansHany Mustafa, performing in English, and City Band performing in Arabic.

Artists featured in the comic areMohamed Reda, Mohamed Mazloum, Gehad El Sheikh, Salma Soliman, Adham El Khorazaty, Hatem Mamdouh, Aamina Tolba, Nermeen Shaltout, Ahmed Shaltout, Sara Abdel Azim, Tarek Abdel Kawy, Tarek Abou Omar, Mostafa El Horr, Mohamed Hamed, Marwan Imam, Mohamed Khaled, Magdy El Shafie, Yara Soliman, Omar Omar, Mohamed Wasfi and Ahmed Al Mojadidi.

The launch will take place on Wednesday 20 July at 6:30pm. Musicians will perform starting 7pm

Ahmed Shawky Museum, 6 Ahmed Shawki Street, off Mourad Street, Corniche El Nil, Cairo