Issa also said, about exciting projects that are forthcoming:
Yes! For example, Nawal ElSaadawi’s “مذكراتي في سجن النساء”* actually encouraged me to take actions in my life. We’re starting a comic zine collective called ZEEZ! “Not from Mars” talks about situations that a girl (which is myself) living in a conservative, capitalist society. It’s powerful to tell people that this happened to me! The Bigmouth is a project that focuses on “womxn, femmes, and non-binary AMEMSA (African, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian) people in comix and illustration,” and Issa’s Not from Mars is the first zine from Lebanon to be featured:
In an interview with Bigmouth, Issa said of her work:
RI: The most books that influenced me are autobiographies. *Available in English as Memoirs from the Women’s Prison, trans. The situations are common to many of us insofar as the personal is always in one way or another also political and thus public. Marilyn Booth. The concept of Zines is new to me, and I was amazed by the fact the one can produce a publication by their own, without having to go through the process of publishing houses and the market. We’re hoping to launch our first work in June! Advertisements
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