• Beirut Won't Cry – Mazen Kerbaj

    Beirut Won't Cry – Mazen Kerbaj

    A diary of the 2006 war in Lebanon told in drawings, comics and prose.

    BANG? BLOG! Thus begins the online diary of Mazen Kerbaj, a Lebanese painter, jazz musician, and cartoonist, as bombs rained down on his hometown of Beirut. Throughout the summer of 2006, during the Israeli aerial bombardment of Lebanon, Kerbaj published drawings, comics, and writing, a creative chronicle during a time of intense and unspeakable brutality. Drawn and written in English, French, and Arabic, Beirut Won't Cry shows us how an artist views the world and everything in it--his relationships, his family, and his creative pursuits--as it crumbles violently around him. Historically vital and occasionally hilarious, Beirut is Mazen Kerbaj's first graphic novel translated into English, introducing to many American readers his unique voice and urgent pen, showing them how to carry on and resist in times of war and oppression