Friday, January 19, 2007

tell me what you love and i'll tell you who you are.

tell me what you love and i'll tell you who you are.
i do not
LOVE LIFE

and i do not
LOVE COLORS

and i do not
LOVE BLACK AND WHITE

and i do not even
LOVE grey

and i do not
LOVE ANYTHING AND ANYONE

is it possible that me also
WE WANT TO LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY


note to the lebanese reader: please feel free to print this drawing and forward it to as much people as you can.

note for the international reader: do not try to understand this drawing (and the one before). they are directly connected to the situation on the ground in lebanon today.

17 Comments:

Blogger ghaleb said...

j'aime.

5:32 AM  
Blogger mazen said...

content de le savoir. on doit etre 2 millions a penser la meme chose, et il y a encore des cons qui se disputent la "aktarieh"

12:48 PM  
Blogger nayla said...

you love colors, and black & white, and grey,you use them in your drawings, and you love many things (music, drinking, joking etc...) and you love many people (family, friends, musicians...)
SO WHY DO ARE YOU LYING ?
the i love life propaganda started weeks ago... WHY ARE YOU REACTING NOW ?
your job is in the advertising field. are you furious not to be part of this huge campaign ?

2:28 PM  
Blogger Angry Anarchist said...

Great! You capture/portray the mood/feelings of many Lebanese with this!

2:58 PM  
Blogger mazen said...

dear nayla,
i stopped working in the advertising field more than 4 years ago. it made me sick since the first day, but i had to wait for a couple of years before finding other alternatives.
another thing about my reaction: try to get the last l'orient-littéraire (january 2007) and you'll see that i reacted since the beginning of the month to the first campaign, 16 days before the second.
it is strange that i keep saying i am REALLY against everybody, and some people keep seeing in my drawings personnal attacks against what they believe in (and not general attacks against everybody).

8:04 PM  
Blogger mazen said...

dear angry anarchist,
i thought we could begin a party together, there is surely a majority of people like us, but since we both seem not to like a lot of people, let's continue the fight as individuals :)
thanks for your comment.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Aline Chahine said...

first i wanna say gr8 work.. mazen...i luved ur work..

and .. no need to defend yourself or your designs to anyone.. you are expressing your beleives and wour ides in the posters as much as they used these slogans to their own needs we also are entitled to express and show what we think if it is now or even after 10 years..

again .. keep up the good work..

11:20 AM  
Blogger sasa said...

Mazen, you express the feelings of millions. I have just discovered your blog, and your incredible work. I wish I could be at your book signing, but unfortunately not. I have re-posted your I Love Life work, I hope you don't mind.

Ahlan min Souria.

Sasa, the Syria News Wire.

2:13 AM  
Blogger nayla said...

maz, i absolutely don't take it personnally ! i tell any person who boasts being against everybody that it is a selfish and cowardly position becauset in difficult and crucial times like these, it's the easiest way... and it makes me sad...

1:03 PM  
Blogger mazen said...

dear nayla,
i am fed up to hear this argument that it is too easy to be with nobody, while i can assure you that on the ground it is more difficult than anything else. you simply fight and argue with almost everybody.
i have no problem to be a coward (i am by the way a huge louis ferdinand celine fan), and i live fine with the idea of "not having the courage" to be with somebody.
it seems to me that you need more than courage to decide to be with somebody. it needs you to turn a part (a big part) of your brain off (for the benefint of a "cause" or another), and this, i am not ready to do and am surprised by the huge number of "educated" people and "intellectuals" who are doing so.

1:39 PM  
Blogger nayla said...

yes, as you are surprised by people who feel concerned and are involved by public affairs... then you could maybe understand my doubts towards those who don't !
since general well being means the well being of so many individuals, how would you feel if i don't care anymore about yours ?

3:59 PM  
Blogger Marie-Christine said...

I love you though ;)

I should wear this on my shirt!
great!

3:12 PM  
Blogger Nouks® said...

AAAHAHAHAHAHA hilarious... really hilarious.. JE "AIME"!!!

12:14 AM  
Blogger m..m..m..moikill said...

thank goodness someone else is fed up with this empty meaningless "i love life" nonsense! i imagine you've already seen this response: http://iheartcapitalism.wordpress.com/

2:28 AM  
Blogger ILoveComics said...

j'aime beaucoup.
Bravo pour tes dessins, et merci, ça fait du bien de les voir.

12:45 AM  
Blogger Kity said...

I love your drawings !
Go there, and you can see it.

http://nomadtribes.zip.net/

Se you Mazen !

5:12 PM  
Blogger Kity said...

I love your drawings !
Go there, and you can see it.

http://nomadtribes.zip.net/

See you Mazen !

5:12 PM  

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