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Zaid Adham is an Arab-Canadian writer, producer, and director with international credits in both film and television.

Adham was born on the 14th of January 1983 in Amman, Jordan, and raised for most of his life in Dubai. After graduating in 2006 with a dual BA in Visual Communication from the UK, Zaid went on to do a degree in media post-production in Canada. Between 2006 and 2011, he produced and directed a range of film and multimedia projects, most prominently the documentary adventure series ‘Treasure Hunters’, which he also hosted. In fiction, his work has often been described as Lynchian in tone. Specifically, however, it tends to reflect humanity's fragile state of being.  Although he cites the work of Brian Azzarello and Alan Moore as his largest comic writing influence, Zaid's largest comic collection is of MAD Magazines, and he proudly owns a copy of issue #1 from the Harvey Kurtzman era.

Zaid created and developed the concepts of Wayl and Abu Shakoosh in 2011. He then submitted them to the inaugural 2012 Middle East Film & Comic Con, where they won the first ever award for Best Original Artwork. In 2013, Zaid won second place at the MEFCC for Best Original Script for his  unrealized feature film project The Descent Into Now

 

Zaid Adham- Creator & Writer

Yasser Alireza- Co. Creator & Artist

Yasser is a published Saudi illustrator and writer with 20 years experience in the field of visual communication.

 

Born July 31st, 1978 in Saudi Arabia, Yasser attained a BA in Marketing & Media and a minor in Theatre from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, USA. Yasser’s experience as an artist covers vast areas of visual communication, from art direction and copywriting in advertising to film direction and stage acting. From 2008 to 2009, Yasser was Editor-in-Chief and a contributing writer for Design Magazine in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. During that time, he also self-published a book of fiction, called ‘Collision KSA.’ In 2012, Yasser was cast as “Mr. Brownlow,” in the theatrical run of ‘Oliver’ at DUCTAC theater company in Dubai, UAE, whilst also running a design studio.

 

In 2012, Yasser illustrated and designed an Arabic yoga book for children called ‘Baba ana Asad Mama Ana Farasha’ (Papa I’m a Lion, Mama I am a Butterfly), written by Samra Al Abassi. Throughout his 15 years of experience, Yasser’s first two loves are and have always been illustration and comics.

 

Yasser’s big break was in 2014, when he won first place for creating a one page (non-digital) comic strip, entitled ‘Dhilman’  for a competition hosted by The MEFCC in conjunction with the Dubai Moving Image Museum (DMIM). The prize: a one-to-one session with Marvel’s VP of Content, C.B. Cebulski. The session with Cebulski motivated Yasser to establish himself as a published comic book artist and creator.