QToons gets interpersonal!

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Images courtesy of Abdulaziz Yousef

Without a doubt, how we communicate impacts the way we understand ourselves and one another, framing the image of who we are to those around us whom we interact with on a daily basis. The clothes we wear, the cars we drive, what we say in front of others vs. what we say in privacy, the choices we have or don’t have…all influence outward perception.   

In this edition of QToons, Temsa7 creator and cartoonist Abdulaziz Yousef, explores themes of image, status, choice, communication, and perception that shape the daily narrative of our interactions. All images represent the interpretation of the artist. Check out his creations below!

 

This image is a statement on image and ‘over-polishing’ and trying overly hard to impress and look good amongst young people in Qatar.

This image is about choice and the conflict that young Qataris sometimes experience when faced with a choice between love and an arranged marriage.

This image prompts us to think once again about image, and how young women especially communicate with one another. Have you ever shown someone one face and then another behind their back?

This cartoon also draws on themes of perception and image in regards to the policy of Qatarization. According to Yousef, while Qataris are meant to be hired across many public sector roles to carry out this policy, he sees a gap in how it’s being actively implemented.

What are your thoughts on the themes expressed in this week’s edition of QToons? Drop us a line in the comments below and tell us your thoughts. Also, don’t forget to like and share this article!