As Bangladesh toils under authoritarian rule, Cartoonist Mehedi has taken up the initiative to draw cartoons that highlight authoritarianism, corruption, and lack of justice in contemporary Bangladesh. Cartoons are a powerful tool to fight oppression. We hope publishing Mehedi’s cartoons, some of which are previously unpublished, will contribute to the larger struggle of fighting authoritarianism and restoring democracy in Bangladesh.
Mehedi Haque has been engaged in the cartoon and comic book industry of Bangladesh since 1997. Born in 1984, Haque achieved his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Being an urban planner, Haque always dreamt about creating Bangla Comics while working as a freelancer in the cartoon magazine UNMAD. Finally, upon the guidance of veteran cartoonist AHSAN HABIB, Haque started his own Comic Bookhouse. Haque is now the executive editor of UNMAD and senior cartoonist in the daily New Age. For more visit www.mehedihaque.com