Time Magazine’s latest issue names 100 of the most influential people in the world. Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat is named on the list.
Matt Wuerker writes why:
Ferzat wasn’t intimidated. His hands have healed and are back to cartooning ? drawing sharp, vivid pictures and wry observations on his people’s plight. In the end, the joke is on the regime. It thought it could silence Ferzat and break his will by breaking his hands. Instead it created a powerful symbol who draws cartoons the whole world is now reading. Talk about a great punch line.