Marguerite Dabaie’s first major comic, The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories—an autobiography about Palestinian-Americans—was awarded two grants. She is currently working on A Voyage to Panjikant, a historical-fictional graphic novel about the 7th-century Silk Road. She’s based in Brooklyn.
“Muslim couple says they were kick off Delta flight for using phone, saying ‘Allah’,” The Washington Post
A graphic design studio in Haifa makes these totes (and are much better designed than my wonky handwriting). You can totally pick one up yourself.