Khalil Bendib

Born a war refugee in Paris during the war of independence against France, Khalil Bendib is perhaps the only widely read U.S. political cartoonist with a non-Eurocentric perspective to our media. Khalil’s work is distributed (by IPS in Washington, DC) to hundreds of small and mid-sized newspapers nationwide and has been published in The New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, and other major newspapers.

Khalil is also the co-author of New York Times bestseller Zahra’s Paradise (FirstSecond, 2011,) a graphic novel published in 16 languages worldwide and nominated for two Eisner awards. Originals pages from this novel are part of the Library of Congress collection. His new graphic novel on mass surveillance and drones (co-authored with Pratap Chatterjee) will be published this fall by Metropolitan publishers.

Mr. Bendib is also known in the Bay Area as co-host of the weekly Pacifica radio show "Voices of the Middle East and North Africa," and is often on the road to speak on Middle East and North African politics.