Profile: Magdy El Shafee, Graphic Novelist and Author of Metro

Profile: Magdy El Shafee, Graphic Novelist and Author of Metro

Magdy El Shafee is the pioneer of the Arabic adult graphic novel in Egypt. Many even refer to him as the godfather of this genre in the country. His book Metro was first published in 2008 by Malameh publishing house. Soon after it was published, the police raided the publishing house and confiscated all copies […]

Book Review: Metro – A Story of Cairo

Magdy El Shafee’s first book, Metro: A Story of Cairo, is a graphic novel written in 2008. If you don’t know who El Shafee is, he was honored by UNESCO in 2006 for his comic series “Yasmine and Amina.” Now let’s talk about Metro. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s probably because it was banned from […]