Yasmin & Amina
Magdy El-Shafee is an Egyptian comic artist. Interested in comics through the work of Robert Crumb and the French magazine Charlie Mensuel and Hara Kiri, he spent the 1990s working as a marketeer in the pharmaceutical industry before switching to comics in 2001. His series 'Yasmin & Amina' was published in Alaa'Eddin weekly from 2003. In 2008 he published 'Metro', which is thought to be the first graphic novel for adults in Arabic. Dealing with subjects like poverty, political corruption, and socio-economic injustice, the book was seized by the Egyptian authorities.