Tarek Shahin

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Tarek Shahin (born 1982) is an Egyptian cartoonist and author. He is best known as the author and illustrator of the comic strip 'Al Khan', which first appeared on the pages of The Daily News Egypt newspaper in 2008, and continues to run independently on the series' website.[1]

Shahin's satirical work in the 2000s is seen to have foreshadowed the protests that would ultimately lead to regime change in Egypt in 2011.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

In 2017, 'Redemption: An Al Khan Series,' a three-part story, was launched, set in the aftermath of the Six-Day War in 1967.[8]

Shahin is also a banker in the City of London, according to the bio section of "As You Were," his fourth 'Al Khan' book.[9]


  1. ^ "Al Khan by Tarek Shahin". Al Khan Comics.
  2. ^ "Nothing compares to Egypt (or does it?)". Menassat. 3 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Opposition mit dem Zeichenstift". Der Tagesspiegel. 14 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Tarek-Shahin London Book Fair 2012 Speakers". London Book Fair.
  5. ^ "Comedy in the Middle East?". Free Word Centre.
  6. ^ "Alumnus Cartoonist Breaks New Ground". AUC Egypt News. 7 April 2009.
  7. ^ "Current Comics In The Middle East: No Laughing Matter". Paul Gravett. 22 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Redemption: An Al Khan Series - Part One". Al Khan Comics.
  9. ^ "As You Were (Al Khan 4) Tarek Shahin on Amazon".

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