comics artists in the arab countries

Mohammed Tawfik
/ محمد توفيق
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Mohammed Tawfik, born in 1983, is an Egyptian caricaturist and comic artist.

He studied graphics and animation at Helwan University near Cairo.

Tawfik participated in a project which involved converting famous childrenís stories in three-dimensional animated cartoon series. He has also worked with the "Basma" Saudi children's magazine. His own creations include the cartoon characters "Cave" and "Grotto," and "Kareh."

When you first see Tawfik's drawings, you might initially mistake them for the work of an over-achieving child genius, due to the nave style he uses to convey his ideas and put his imagination to paper. This is his great skill in creating characters which children can relate to.

Tawfik co-founded the group "One-Shot" and his works have been published in many different magazines, including the Turkish "Kaf Naf," "Nona" magazine, "Toot" magazine, the Egyptian magazine "El Doustour," "Akher Sea," and "El Chrouk."

Tawfik currently works for the Egyptian newspaper "Al Masry Al Yawm."

محمد‭ ‬توفيق‭ ‬هو‭ ‬فنان‭ ‬كاريكاتور‭ ‬وكوميكس‭ ‬مصري‭ ‬الجنسية‭ ‬من‭ ‬مواليد‭ ‬العام‭ ‬1983‭.‬

درس‭ ‬الجرافيك‭ ‬والرسوم‭ ‬المتحركة‭ ‬في‭ ‬جامعة‭ ‬حلوان‭.‬

شارك‭ ‬توفيق‭ ‬في‭ ‬مشروع‭ ‬لتحويل‭ ‬سلسلة‭ ‬قصص‭ ‬أطفال‭ ‬مشهورة‭ ‬الى‭ ‬مسلسل‭ ‬رسوم‭ ‬متحركة‭ ‬ثلاثية‭ ‬الأبعاد،‭ ‬ثم‭ ‬عمل‭ ‬في‭ ‬مجلة‭ ‬‮«‬باسم‮»‬‭ ‬السعودية‭ ‬وذلك‭ ‬برسم‭ ‬الكوميكس‭ ‬والاستريس‭ ‬وقام‭ ‬بابتكار‭ ‬شخصيتي‭ ‬‮«‬كهف‮»‬‭ ‬و»مغارة‮»‬‭ ‬الكرتونيتين،‭ ‬كما‭ ‬ابتكر‭ ‬شخصية‭ ‬‮«‬كارع‮»‬‭ ‬بطل‭ ‬الاستريبسات‭. ‬

عندما‭ ‬تشاهد‭ ‬رسوم‭ ‬محمد‭ ‬توفيق‭ ‬وأعماله‭ ‬تكاد‭ ‬تجزم‭ ‬بأنه‭ ‬مسكون‭ ‬بخيال‭ ‬طفل‭ ‬وتفكيره‭ ‬وتطلعاته،‭ ‬يتكلم‭ ‬بلغتهم‭ ‬‮«‬لغة‭ ‬الأطفال‭. ‬ويخاطبهم‭ ‬باللهجة‭ ‬والصورة‭ ‬التي‭ ‬يحبون‭. ‬إنه‭ ‬طفل‭ ‬كبير‭ ‬يرسم‭ ‬فيبدع‭ ‬وتتفتق‭ ‬عبقريته‭ ‬عن‭ ‬شخصيات‭ ‬تحاكي‭ ‬واقع‭ ‬وتفكير‭ ‬أطفال‭ ‬اليوم‭.‬

شارك‭ ‬توفيق‭ ‬بتأسيس‭ ‬جماعة‭ ‬اللقطة‭ ‬الواحدة‭ ‬ونشرت‭ ‬أعماله‭ ‬في‭ ‬عدة‭ ‬مجلات‭ ‬مثل‭ ‬‮«‬كاف‭ ‬كاف‮»‬‭ ‬التركية‭ ‬ومجلة‭ ‬نونه‭ ‬ومجلة‭ ‬تووت‭ ‬ومجلة‭ ‬كاريكاتو‭ ‬ر‭ ‬وجريدة‭ ‬الدستور‭ ‬المصرية‭ ‬ومجلة‭ ‬آخر‭ ‬ساعة‭ ‬وجريدة‭ ‬الشروق‭.‬

يعمل‭ ‬توفيق‭ ‬حالياً‭ ‬في‭ ‬جريدة‭ ‬المصري‭ ‬اليوم‭.‬