At the onset of the Lebanese October 17th revolution, what initially began as a class assignment to tell the story of the streets of Beirut, transformed into one of illustrating personal accounts of the Thawra as the protests raged on. These thirteen visual stories provide a powerful testament to the profound impact of the experience of being a part of the Thawra in Beirut, from the various perspectives of a generation hoping for change. The project began in late October and was completed at the beginning of December 2019. This is the second edition of the work that was first released in a limited print during the revolution. The collection’s cover is hand-painted with spray paint using the original stencils used during the revolution and contains a sticker pack of the artwork.
Authored and illustrated by the design students of the “Alternative Comics” course; an elective created and offered by Prof Lina Ghaibeh, as part of the Graphic Design Program Department of Architecture & Design, Maroun Samaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, at the American University of Beirut.
Subject: Graphic Narratives
Publication Date: 2020, 2nd ed
Number of Pages: 160
Book Dimensions: 16.5 x 23.5 cm
Cover Type: Paperback, spray-painted by hand using original stencils from the October revolution.
Shipping Weight: 0.30 kg