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Rabee Aridi, 1976-2011
posted January 1, 2012
 

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Various comics sites with a focus on Arab-language cartoons starting with I believe Syria Cartoons are reporting that the young Syrian cartoonist Rabee Aridi died on September 23. Aridi was born in Damascus and apparently learned cartooning through private lessons rather than it being something that he picked up in formal art lessons in school. He was part of several exhibits in Syria and internationally, a common option for cartoonists in that region of the world. I can't tell if it's his work that was hung by or if he himself worked for the Arab Organization For Education, Science And Culture, which I believe is an Arab League organization.