The new app Rusumat is bringing the long neglected art form to the Middle East and North Africa.
Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films, like Christopher Nolan’s the Dark Knight and Jon Favreau’s Iron Man, were all inspired by comic books that were written more than 80 years ago. This art form has been a safe haven for science-fiction lovers since its creation and is now a key part of pop culture. Unfortunately, the importance of comic book culture has been neglected in the Middle East, but not for much longer it seems.
This new app, adorably named ‘Rusumat,’ was started by British/Lebanese sibling superhero/sidekick duo Ismail and Mira Farhat to create a platform for fans, publishers, writers and illustrators to discover, share, and read comics for all over the the Middle East and North Africa. “Together we have worked to push harder and further to make Rusumat a leading app within the e-comic and e-book industry and develop a distribution platform that can showcase the segregated and unrecognised talents from across the Middle East on a global scale” the team shares.
Rusumat is already leading the way in digital comic books and they're the proud sponsor of the Independent Artists Alley at CairoComix happening this month.