Ali with his alter ego Eaten Fish. Photomontage © Eaten Fish
The Surreal McCoy writes:
Join broadcaster, journalist and PCO patron Libby Purves for an illustrated conversation with Ali Dorani, aka Iranian cartoonist Eaten Fish. This promises to be a fascinating evening with Ali on his first ever visit to the UK. It will take place at Westminster Reference Library, central London on Friday 5th April from 6-7.30pm. It is a free event but please book in advance here.
cartoon © Eaten Fish
Ali will be talking about how cartooning provided a way to document his experiences as a refugee at Manus Island and, now that he’s safely living in Norway, he will also discuss what the future holds for Eaten Fish.
More on Ali at Cartoonists Rights International Network here.
The #addafish campaign for Eaten Fish, led by PCO in early 2017 to bring awareness of Ali’s plight, resulted in many hundreds of drawings that made up a colourful virtual shoal.
Fish added by © Martin Rowson
Barbed contribution from © Steve ‘Jonesy’ Jones
Biting comment by © Steve Bright aka Brighty
Fish caught from Ralph Steadman
Gaol bowl by Australian cartoonist © Cathy Wilcox.
Contributors included editorial cartoonists from all over the world.
Terry Anderson, Simon Ellinas, The Surreal McCoy and Glenn Marshall outside Australia House, London.
A banner displaying some of the fish ended up at a protest against Ali’s situation outside the Australian High Commission in London.
Some of the fish shoal at Herne Bay Cartoon Festival
The cartoons were also exhibited at Herne Bay Cartoon Festival and formed part of the PCO’s Gagged exhibition on censorship and the repression of cartoonists worldwide at Westminster Library in November 2017.
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