The Antibodies


The world is the petri dish beneath the microscope that is the cartoonist's eye. 

Prisons are an only too relevant subject for the lens of the cartoonist in that prisons are emblematic of the conditions with which citizens are treated in a society. Mana Neyestani shares his lens for us to see the Iranian societal bacteria at play. 

Testimonials on the Kahrizak Detention Center disclosed routine abuse and torture. Three detainees following the 2009 revolution for citizen rights died at the hands of their prison guards. The court ruled that their deaths were caused by the flu.

Serious microbes indeed were at play, comprising legislative, judiciary, military and police matter. They are very bodies that would define democracy had they been of a healthy nature.

The calmness with which each microbe is drawn, is all the more striking. The microscope highlights the distance that is part of the cartoonist's exposure. Mana Neyestani is taking an intense and calm look of the world, while said world is a place of discord and noise before him.

Thus concludes the lesson of the Anatomia Cartooniensa of the day.



Mana Neyestani, Flu Vira, July 10, 2017.


The cartoon shown is courtesy of Mana Neyestani and must not be reproduced without his permission.



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