Cartoon: Islamic Dracula!

Cartoon: Islamic Dracula!
by Azadeh Azad

Islamic Dracula, Ali Vakili Rad, having a job interview with the Iranian President!


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Ari, you got it wrong

by i_support_khamenie on

My articles in my blogs are very clear. They show how freely I express my thoughts and opinions. I even at times suggest ways to get the IRI to change its behaviour.

Hence, despite what you may wish for, I can not be branded as a particular type of person, anti or pro IRI. Rather, I am independant.

Independant enough to say what I wish freely without fearing the comments from a few thought police members who are gunho ready to accuse and so on...

I rather choose an id ISK and get people to know I am not subject to change through the often too commonly used tactic of taarof in ic. They see my username and figure, no amount of pressure will dissuade him. So I feel free to express my thoughts.

I can't say that about most other folks.

Darius Kadivar

If Only He had been a Secular Dracula ... ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Ari Siletz

NY Times

by Ari Siletz on

ISK, The day IC articles get featured in the New York Times, is the day I  follow your suggestion and start searching the web for IC alternatives. Also, returning the favor of a suggestion: if you support the IRI, don't pay homage to the NY Times, it makes you look insecure and confused. Instead seek confirmation in a more compatible propaganda newspaper, say, Kayhan.


should I laugh or cry? advise for Mr Javid

by i_support_khamenie on

I don't know,

should I laugh that any meaningless drawing is being featured as a "work of art" and given front page coverage/?

or should I cry that it is always the same people commenting on every article, to the point that the commnetators now actually know each other, follow each other, know about one another's favorite dishes....etc

I think ic instead of being selective is trying to be all-inclusive.

The idea is that there should be a free flow of information. However, as the experiment has shown, the quality (and maybe membership) has plummeted.

Rather, ic should realize that many folks are tech savvy and can surf the web for what pleases them regarding IRAN. Therefore, it should make a point to actually feature Select- articles that are really unique.

IC should publish articles that might get featured in NYTIMES and might hence be missed by great number of iranians.
It should refrain from artciles that would not even be featured in Waterloo Hoboken Gizzette Semi-MOnthly


Great job Azadeh

by IranFirst on

Very nicely done, thank you

Azadeh Azad


by Azadeh Azad on

Thank you Shazde, Monda, Omid, Darius & Anahid aziz.

Monda jan: Yes, that is a poster of blood, towards which the IRI killers pray - you know, like Mecca for ordinary Muslims.

Omid jan: Wrong cartoon! This is not supposed to be that funny! One litttle grin would suffice :-)


Anahid Hojjati

Great cartoon, Azadeh jan.

by Anahid Hojjati on

Loved you cartoon. Thanks.

Darius Kadivar


by Darius Kadivar on


Omid Hast

I died laughing

by Omid Hast on

... this is my spirit writing this comment.


Hah Azadeh, you rock!

by Monda on

Creative and to the point.  Love all the details! Can't figure out one thing though: is that a poster of blood on Nutjob's wall?

Shazde Asdola Mirza

Very nice and timely

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

Every voice counts! Every action counts!

Azadeh Azad

Thank you, friends

by Azadeh Azad on

Dear Mardom Mazloom,

Ari is *not* talking about the reverse writing on the door - although that too could be a subject of laughter :-), but rather about the myth of vampires not having reflection in the mirror. He held up a mirror and discovered that all four characters of the cartoon are vampires! :-) 

Another test could be the "Garlic Test." Hold up a bunch of garlic and see how the four of the blood-suckers will leave the blog and IC for where they belong! :-)



Fantastic job azadeh jan.

by vildemose on

Fantastic job azadeh jan. Powerful political cartoon.


Darvish, do you understand what plagiarism is?

by oktaby on

And where/how it is applicable? Basic understanding counts more than originality. It is however, interesting that you are familiar with the idea (analogy or common view applied to a specific situation, not plagiarism) about the blood sucking nature of IRR?

The drawing makes me wonder if this condition (basijonoma also known as murderitis) is genetic (perhaps a recessive gene) that expresses itself when initiated with islam and other ideologies of exclusion and hate? Or even normal people may be afflicted as blessings of Shi't islam?


Mardom Mazloom


by Mardom Mazloom on

The islamic crab emblem goes perfectly with the sucking teeth! And "Dr. Nut job" as Ari pointed out too is also bright.



by yolanda on

Thank you, Azadeh, for your timely cartoon! You are very talented! I am just curious if the dude wants 18 years of back-pay plus interest from IRI.

I am also curious if IRI will let this guy leave Iran.

Ali P.

Fits right in

by Ali P. on

The Supreme Leader should be proud: The man represents the Islamic Republic.



by Darveesh on



originality counts


Ari Siletz

Mirror test

by Ari Siletz on

I held up a mirror to this cartoon and none of the four characters showed up in reflection. Good job!


Nice, but AVR knows too much @ assassination, tied to IRI

by MM on

Nice Cartoon Azadeh, but the job is temporary. 

AVR knows too much about the assassinations that get associated with IRI.  So, he will be silenced one way or another.  If not by IRI, S. Bakhtiar and Soroush Katibeh' friends/family are after him too. 

There may be an accident in his furure, which will direct him from the heaven he mistakenly uttered to the hell he definitely deserves.



by Mehrban on

I love his medal :-).   Thank you.

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Very nice one Azadeh jan .. I love it :=) . Thx for sharing and have a nice weekend.