Profiled: NYT looks at Khalid Albaih’s influence in Middle East

Khalid Albaih cartoon
The New York Times profiles Khalid Albaih, a cartoonist living out of Qatar, who’s become very influential in the Middle East.

Lanky, with thick glasses and a nerdy air, Mr. Albaih does not look the part of a rebel.

By day, he works in multimedia for the Qatar Museum Authority here, sitting behind a 27-inch iMac screen with a Superman bobblehead doll on his desk. After hours, though, he becomes a cartoonist with an attitude, one whose online work has inspired discontented youth across the Arab world.