In response to the Syrian regime's brutal suppression of the revolution, a group of artists are producing political cartoons and comic strips and publishing them anonymously on a Facebook page called Comic4Syria. More than 30 albums have been posted so far, featuring Arabic and translated cartoons and comic strips of the situation in Syria, addressing everything from President Bashar al-Assad's bloody crackdown to the response of the international community.
Some comics even illustrate true stories that transpired during the revolution. One of them, Chase, recounts the murder of graffiti artist Nour Hatem Zahra, also known as the Spray Man of Damascus, by a member of the unofficial pro-regime militia, the Shabiha. The cartoons and messages in Comic4Syria are so gripping that they have become a powerful artistic tool supporting the Syrian revolution.