Tavaana is proud to welcome satirical cartoonist Mana Neyestani! You can find Mana's brand-new, exclusive weekly cartoon series "Moderation Place" below - a satirical response to the Rouhani presidency's pledges of "moderation." You will also find regularly the stand-alone political cartoons that have earned Mana Neyestani global recognition and love from the Iranian people.
Mana’s inspired cartoons and caricatures have been capturing the crux of Iran’s political and social ills for years. He began his work as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator in 1990. He has worked with various Iranian newspapers and magazines and has published three comic books in Persian, in addition to a collection of his editorial cartoons titled Laughing Is Not Forbidden, published in 2000. In 2006, he was jailed for three months due to a cartoon he drew. He then left the country, going on to receive the 2010 Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning from Cartoonists Rights Network International. In 2012, he published a graphic novel, Metamorphosis, recounting his time in prison.