Lebanese prominent cartoonist Stavro Jabra has passed away today at the age of 70. Stavro has been reflecting through his cartoons on regional and local events since the 1970s. I followed his work religiously and checked his website on a regular basis.

In one of the articles on his website, he is described as “the man who put the Middle East caricature on the map”. He was also a photographer and an author of cartoon books.

What a sad day 🙁