Cartoonist Highlights Problems of Modern Society Through Powerful Illustrations

Mahnaz Yazdani is an Iranian cartoonist and animator who creates powerful illustrations that highlight the problems of modern society. Her works represent a visual comment, often expressed satirically, on various subjects, including technology, war, human relationships, and more. 

Yazdani’s illustrations are often eye-opening and tend to make the viewer realize an issue they might not have been aware of before. For example, one of her illustrations shows a man trying to get across a big gap between his home and his work. However, the only crossing is his Wi-Fi signal, and he’s stuck halfway through because of bad reception. This is a commentary on how people can be at a disadvantage and miss out on all sorts of opportunities just because they don’t have access to the internet.

However, it’s not all dark in Yazdani’s works. This talented artist also often shares funny and heartwarming illustrations that intend to who there is a lot to be optimistic about in the world.

Besides her work in the cartoon and animation fields, Yazdani is also an accomplished director and scriptwriter. In addition, she works as a freelance illustrator for various newspapers and also teaches animation courses at the Universities of Isfahan. You can check out more of her works below.