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Generation Y comic-strips from around the world – in pictures

Waraq Collective, Beirut, Lebanon
Waraq founders– Joan Baz, 27, Ashley Choucair, 28, David Habchy, 28, and Hussein Nakhal, 25

It is a multidisciplinary collective working in illustration, animation, art direction and performing arts.“We are a quartet that live and work in an old Beirut yellow house called Beit Waraq (House of Paper). This house has become an open cultural space for the community, hosting monthly workshops, screenings, performances and other cultural events.

As Lebanese have inherited religious and political consciousness from their parents, it is becoming a major the gap within our peers. This is an issue that starts in school, continues in university, and follows us all throughout our careers.

We are called the postwar generation, yet we live in a state of war. Maybe it is about time we choose what to inherit.”

Sofia Niazi, 27, London, UK
Sofia is an illustrator and editor who works on OOMK (One of my Kind), a magazine about women, creativity and spirituality. “I’m a bit obsessed with the internet and whether it’s going to fry our brains and turn our bodies to mush. So far research is inconclusive. One thing that a lot of people seem to agree on, though, is that the internet has resulted in an increase in our working hours. I feel like one of our new jobs – particularly important to a lot of young people today who have grown up with the internet – is ‘digital self-management’ or ‘reputation control’.”

Sam Wallman, 28, Melbourne, Australia
Sam is an organiser for a large trade union in Melbourne. He recently illustrated a first-person account of what it’s like to work in a detention centre for asylum seekers, run by the British company Serco. “Australia is a very wealthy country, and some people argue that this has led to an unquestioning, apolitical generation of young people – I reckon maybe there’s something else at work.”

Sumit Drew, 26, Delhi, India
Sumit is a cartoonist based in Delhi. He is the author of the graphic novel The Itch You Can’t Scratch, as well as Kashmir Ki Kahani, an online webcomic that narrates the history of Kashmir conflict, and he is passionate about Indian education. “The world’s largest youth population crams in dingy corners during the most important years of their lives! I think that’s absurd. What do you think?”

Ashley Choukeir and David Habchy from @WARAQ_Org in the @guardian how cool! http://t.co/ePt36sJXwi
Generation Y comic-strips from around the world – in pictures
theguardian.com

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