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Jul 25

Artist Spotlight: Ali Khalkhali

15 comments posted by legofish at 02:13 PM

32-year-old Ali Khalkhali seems to have a nack for working with clay. I really wish there were more pieces in his portfolio, especially the wonderfully funny Rostam and Esfandiar comic done completely in clay (there are only two pages of that in his gallery). Also don't miss his clay depiction of the Irano-Russian wars.

Rostam is an epic heroic character in Persian literature and mythology. He is basically a 10th century super-hero and there's no wonder that Persian illustrators and cartoonists often draw upong his stories when they approach comics. (incidentally, the only real comic book available worldwide that has Persian characters is the Rostam comic book, which you can check out here.)