AZAD: Internet Revolution

06/04/2008 - 07:57

Omid Hast

I like to see what it is.

by Omid Hast on

I understand that you are trying to make a point about "tolerance", or lack of it, and "consequences" of provocative cartoons. Most likely you have drawn a distasteful cartoon to test the tolerance of this publication and its editor, who has decided not to publish it, therefore validating your point by default.

I have seen most of the cartoons presented in the conference in question in Tehran. Most of them are ridiculous, not in art form but the mind set behind it, some of them are mediocre, and a handful of them are very good. But, we did not our country to sponsor such an event, and there lies the big problem, a government sponsoring tastelessness verses a private citizen or company doing it.

Would you please consider emailing your cartoon to me? I promise I will not copy, paste, draw idea from it, duplicate, alter, modify, distribute, or redraw it without your permission. I just would like to see what it is.




by mitra from Khuzestan (not verified) on


changes have to start from somewhere!
Bravo to Azadeh


To jahanshah

by Qioumars on




You won't post my cartoon I sent you? It's surely not an artistic one but I think that many here would appreciate it.



Omid Hast

Sort of like...

by Omid Hast on

After further review of this photo painting, I got a lot more out of it now than this morning when I looked at it in a hurry in my way out the door to work.

The lightening from the 21st century God of cyberspace, which is the Internet, strikes the rope, which is hanging a condemned Iranian woman, and breaks it, liberating her and turns her doomsday black chador into a peaceful white color, and puts a smile in her lips which is now red as a color of choice.

The lock on the mosque's door is oversized to emphasize the need for a big lock up. The Internet God must have sent someone in advance to lock the door. That means things are happening already on the ground.

The Abadani women by the condemned victim are demanding that men and women are equally entitled to wear Ray Ban glasses.

The woman with blue scarf is telling English Espeaking masses of the world that people in this painting are children of Cyrus, including the two men on the minarets.

Frankly, I believe, in the long run, human beings are doomed by the exponential advances in technology, which slow adaptive Homo Sapiens can not keep up with, sort of like Ted Kazinsky except I haven’t gone overboard yet, UNLESS we find a way out of this insanity without destroying ourselves. 

P.S.  I refuse to get a cell phone.



Sad but a powerful image

by Kurdish Warrior (not verified) on

The image starts by reflecting the frusteration, misery and suffering of our people. However it also shows that this won't go forever.



by jamshid on




by Not Impressed (not verified) on

Violent and distasteful imagery.

Azarin Sadegh

I liked..

by Azarin Sadegh on

Dear Azadeh,

Thank you for this original collage!

I liked the white chador, the red lipstick and the smile of the hung woman...but an internet revolution? It could just happen in a virtual world :-) 

Vivid imagination!



Mosques are Iranian national treasures.

by Iran_Novin (not verified) on

Mosques are Iranian national treasures. They should not ever be damaged or destroyed. They can become a very modern place for reflection or they can become national museums for displaying human sufferings by humans.


A little scarey

by Mehdi on

Death and destruction everywhere. Is it really necessary to destroy so much to bring a little improvement? Personally, I think Russia would have been a true power now if it wasn't for their so-called revolution, which I feel was simply a covert operation by Germany to destroy that country at the time. there was no "people's uprising." In my viewpoint "revolution" is a mirage sold to backwards countries in order to control and keep down those nations. It's a replacement for real improvements.


Azad Bad Iran!

by Maryam (not verified) on

I can not wait for this to happen.

Darius Kadivar

Apply this to June Ladies ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on


great job, Sad Afarin!

by simin khanum (not verified) on

what a great job! you are such a thoughtful, creative and talented artist!
very well done!

Omid Hast

You are a genius

by Omid Hast on

But also an IRI agent :O)

I wouldn't give too much weight to Internet Revolution.

It's like when at those bygone eras, highly educated bourgeoisie were advocating proletariat revolution.

Also, condemned Iranian women are clad in black chador, not white, unless you have a symbolic reason for the white color.

Great photo painting job. 


Darius Kadivar


by Darius Kadivar on

Persian Women Shall Lead the Way :





by IRANdokht on

The only way it will happen as you showed in your drawing, it's by the power of "www" spreading knowledge and the news to everyone inside the country and abroad. Ignorance and superstition is the only thing that is keeping them put.



We should worship Kourosh

by Daryush on

He was a true prophet. If he declared himself a prophet just like Moses and Mohammad then we would be woshiping him. He was a selfless human and should be worshiped, for his humanitarian ideologies not religion.

If Iranians contributed to Kourosh the same as they did to Islam, we would be far more advance than Europe today. We are smart, cutured and rich.



by sarvenaz1 (not verified) on

Powerful! I believe this would happen one day. I do.