Sick Nick
September 27, 2003 4:00 AM   Subscribe

"Sick Nick" is a cartoon blog by Nikahang Kowsar, the Iranian cartoonist. He drew a cartoon that could be interpreted as an insult to a top cleric, therefore he was arrested and the paper was closed down. He now lives in Toronto, fearing of going back to Iran.
posted by hoder (5 comments total)
Okay, what's with the hat?
posted by Busithoth at 6:57 AM on September 27, 2003

Nick, is Nikahang Kowsar's beloved character. Nick has always been 30 years old! Nick is a journalist who loves Freedom of the PRESS, but has always suffered from powerful officials who hate freedom of speech. He only has a PEN and a NEWSPAPER hat. Nick is married, and has a daughter. Nick's family lives in the land of "NOWHERE", a place in the middle earth where he loves most! Nick is dedicated to all those great journalists who have done their best to establish freedom of speech,dead or alive.
Symbolism, get it? :-)
posted by hairyeyeball at 8:00 AM on September 27, 2003

Fat chance getting MeFites to lambast Iran's Islamist dictatorship!
posted by reality at 10:11 AM on September 27, 2003

Fat change getting some people to realize western cartoon-drawing-freedoms aren't significantly better.
posted by Jimbob at 4:13 PM on September 27, 2003

Yes, a cartoonist here can lose a job with a private organization.
posted by transona5 at 4:41 PM on September 27, 2003

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