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March 5, 2010

Saudi Cartoonist Association Formed

It's hard for me to say how important it is -- or isn't -- that 20 Saudi cartoonists have formed the Association of Saudi Cartoonists and Caricaturists. I know that that is a substantial enough chunk of the working cartoonists in that country to potentially have some staying powers. In the article the only female member -- having a female member is itself an incredibly promising sign -- stresses that the organization will play a role protecting members of the profession, which would be optimal. I think even if it turns out the group is more about holding contests and making sure its members place in such shows abroad, the article is worth reading for its relatively upbeat portrait of cartooning's growing status with that region's press.
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