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Draw for Change


In the ECC, Catherine Vuylsteke, author of the book 'Draw for Change', brings the stories of 6 female cartoonists to life through words, images and sound. 

Draw for Change, the latest book by journalist Catherine Vuylsteke, tells the story of Mar Maremoto, Ann Telnaes, Rachita Taneja, Doaa El-Adl, Victoria Lomasko and Amany Al-Ali, six female cartoonists from the Cannes award-winning docuseries of the same name.


The cartoonists come from different worlds and belong to different generations. They collectively oppose patriarchal beliefs, authoritarian leaders, conservative thinking, religious laws and macho culture. They face the world with humour, daring and originality.

Catherine Vuylsteke spent many hours with each of them, listening to the painful memories, touching anecdotes, moments of happiness and triumph of the cartoonists.

During this transmedia evening, get to know these fascinating and courageous women who each compete with their pencils in their own way.


An organization of Cultuursmakers Kruishoutem and the European Cartoon Center.



Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 8 p.m.

European Cartoon Centre

René D'Huyvetterstraat 5c

9770 Kruisem (Kruishoutem)



- 10 €

- 7 € Members Cultuursmakers Kruishoutem and Friends of the ECC

Register via info@ecc.kruishoutem.be before March 5, 2024.


About the author:
Catherine Vuylsteke is a sinologist, journalist and writer. Draw for Change is her seventh book. She worked as a foreign editor for De Morgen for 25 years and has been working freelance for Knack, De Standaard and Klara since 2014. Her previous work was Volksrepubliek van Desire (2007), Among Men, the Concealed Life of Moroccan Gays (2008), The Weight of Heavenly Peace, Freedom and Resistance Since Tiananmen (2009), Facing Brussels (2010), Vroeger is een ander land (2011).