Soon after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Cartoonists Rights Network International began a fundraising campaign. I reached out to Nikahang "Nik" Kowsar at the time, but for one reason or another, his interview stalled in cyberlimbo. Sadly, Nik's thoughts will remain relevant for the foreseeable future. Since this interview was conducted in February, we've seen American writers of PEN sharply disagree about whether to give a courage award for Charlie Hebdo's cartoonists and presumed attempted murders at a Mohammad cartoon contest in Texas.
What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination?
When (within a decade is fine) and where were you born?
Why are you in Washington now? What neighborhood or area do you live in?
Who are your influences?
If you could, what in your career would you do-over or change?
What work are you best-known for?
What work are you most proud of?
For Pizza, Pupatella in Arlington.
And for Iranian cuisine, Amoo’s House of Kabob in McLean.
For fast food, I cannot love Moby Dick House of Kabob enough.