The artist known simply as Khalil is the Arab artist of the political webcomic/graphic novel 'Zahra's Paradise'. The comic is written by the Persian writer Amir Soltani and conceived in cooperation with an, for political reasons, anonymous Jewish editor. The comic about the search for a vanished activist in the aftermath of Iran's fraudulous 2009 elections was serialized online in 16 different languages from February 2010. It was first collected in graphic novel format by the US publisher First Second Books in September 2011. Several European and Arabic editions followed.