Maya Zankoul (born 30 June 1986 in Hasbaya, Lebanon) is a Lebanese author and visual artist, mostly known for her sarcastic cartoons and comics published in her books and her popular webcomic blog, Amalgam.

Maya Zankoul grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and in 2005 moved to her home country Lebanon, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design in 2007 from Notre Dame University – Louaize.

In 2009, she started her comic blog, Amalgam, where she shared illustrations commenting on daily life in Lebanon from a socio-political point of view.

She self-published her first book, Amalgam, in 2008, reaching Top 5 in sales at Virgin Megastore.

In summer 2010, after touring Lebanon with her exhibition Amalgame, she published her second book, Amalgam Vol. 2.

Zankoul actively participates in illustration in local and regional events. She did live illustrations at the Arabnet 2010 conference and at the 17e Salon du Livre Francophone de Beyrouth.

She has also lectured at the American University of Beirut, and has presented her work at the First Creative Commons Salon in Amman, Jordan and at Pecha Kucha Night 6 in Beirut.

In May 2010, she signed her book in Geneva, Switzerland.

She now holds a professional website showcasing her work, where she offers design services for iPhone & iPad applications, corporate identities, websites and more.

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From Dream to Reality Hot off the Web on Oct 30, 2012
Let's Make Beirut Green We the People on Oct 16, 2012


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