Mana Neyestani

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Birthday
10, 1973
Birthplace
Tehran, Iran
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1973 (age 45)
Birthplace
Tehran, Iran

About

Cartoonist and comic book creator who became a controversial figure for his politically-charged work in outlets like Radio Zamaneh and IranWire. He came to national prominence for his cartoons commenting on the 2009 Iranian presidential election. 

Before Fame

He earned a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Tehran.

Trivia

He fled to France after being arrested for his now-infamous "cockroach" cartoon, which some interpreted as being offensive to Iranian Azerbaijanis.

Family Life

He is the son of famous poet Manouchehr Neyestani. His brother, Touka Neyestani, is also a political cartoonist. 

Associated With

He has been critical of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his work.