After more than twenty years as a cartoonist working for An Nahar newspaper, Armand will be sharing his passion for drawing and revealing the workings of a cartoon: starting from the information as a topic (event), and then finding out what to say in order to come up with an idea that illustrates the reaction to that given information.
The talk will also consist of a walk through the birth of a cartoon’s idea, from primary sketches to a finished drawing.
Holds a degree in Interior Design (USEK).
Passionate for drawing, his first cartoons were published in his school’s magazine Nous du Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour and later in the weekly Le Commerce du Levant.
Winner of the cartoon contest held by AnNahar newspaper in 1994, Armand leaves Paris where he worked as a designer, to join An Nahar as an Editorial cartoonist. He develops cartoon videos for An Nahar Web TV as well. He also draws cartoons for the french monthly Noun.
On a side note, a design project led him to explore the wide world of advertising. He held the post of Creative Director at I&C DDB, and later at Fortune Promoseven. He still works in the advertising field as a freelancer.
His cartoons were showcased in many venues: Beirut, London, Angoulême, Cologne, Malta, Algiers …