Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy Hour with Shah Nimatullah Vali

Paint the Frogs with your own colours!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

657d

Cool: karaoke time have we!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

657c

One with the sea -with the sea- are we...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

657b

Although a wave -a wave- are we...
The Persian word گلاب means "rosewater".

Monday, January 26, 2015

657a

Drowned in the infinite sea are we...
The Persian word آب means "water".

Friday, January 23, 2015

Shipwreck's Feeling

Paint the Frogs with your own colours!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

656d

Please, have some more!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

656c

The ocean of our finite existence became a sequel of crushing waves...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

656b

We had -oh- hard times. We felt like beggars...

Monday, January 19, 2015

656a

There was not a drop of work in the Country...

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Power 6/6

I drew these six pencils on Friday, January 9, while taking part in a one-hour session with *Paper Pencil Caffeine* a drawing group in Zürich, Switzerland. The theme was “Against hatred, for freedom of expression” and the sketches have been sent with our solidarity to Charlie Hebdo. It was a nice moment for reflection.

Violence 5/6

Dismay 4/6

Liberty, Equality, Frat 3/6

Self-censorship 2/6

Fear 1/6

Friday, January 16, 2015

Seeking Shelter

Paint the Frogs with your own colours!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

655d

Barman! Barman!! Quick, the Ayran!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

655c

True! "Not in pursuit of pomp and pageant to this door we have come. For shelter from ill-fortune here we have come". Hafez tr. by Clarke, p.723, Ode # 433.
The original text is this:
ما بدین در نه پی حشمت و جاه آمده‌ایم
از بد حادثه این جا به پناه آمده‌ایم

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

655b

Hi Zubin! Old Stripy Buddy!! Is that time of the month again?!? No!!!! I know it is not! The moon is still young, so what -if I may ask- brought you to the Sip-In so early? and with a nice Frog Lady carrying a basket full of fruits, no less! Come on, this must be quite a story, I sense...

Monday, January 12, 2015

655a

Hmm!!! I think I should go for a good sleep too...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hommage au Maître (Tribute to the Master)

I think Georges Wolinski wouldn't dislike this:

Caption: Jihadists surrender their guns
The man says: "Now that Wolinski reached it, there will be no more virgins in paradise".

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Adieu Monsieur Wolinski

Good Bye, Mr Wolinski. Good Bye, Master.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Halfway Through

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

654d

Cool! We are half way through... zz... zzz

For the text running above the column (Quran 78:9-10) click here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

654c

Salam Aleykum
Wa Aleykum Salam

For the text running above the column (Quran 57:6) click here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

654b

See you later!
Ladies' Quarters This Way Up

Monday, January 5, 2015

654a

A very strong Ayran, mamma mia!
Yep yep! Hic hic!! Now we need some rest!!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New 2015!

Frog and Zebra at the Gates of 2015 Bread.
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Season's Sleep :-)

Frogs will be back on Monday, January 5, 2015, إن شاء الله.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014 !

Scroll down to the translation of the Arabic text! Click here to The Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi Society.

And here is the Black and White version to colour!

Receptive Now Is My Heart...

Receptive now my heart is for each form;
For gazelles pasture, for monks a monastery,
Temple for idols, Kabah to be rounded,
Tables of Torah and script of Quran.
My religion is love's religion: wherever turn
Her camels, that religion my religion is, my faith.

*SufiPoems* Compiled and translated by Martin Lings. Click here to this book.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Let's Drink It Away!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

653d

Eyvallah!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

653c

گلو گلو = glu glu

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

653b

Glu glu glu

Monday, December 15, 2014

653a

Enjoy!
Wipe wipe

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Froggy Graffiti 6

Sleepwalking Frog (strip # 536 and a half) whispers a love song to a slender cypress in the morning breeze.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Welcome to the Underworld! :-)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

652d

Town ?!?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

652c

Welcome, Folks! We serve the best Ayran in town!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

652b

The full poem in Farsi can be read here. A very useful translation into English is here.

Monday, December 8, 2014

652a

Here we are!
We would like to thank Italian painter Roberto Guastalla (1855-1912) for inspiring us the entrance to the Sip-in.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Froggy Graffiti 5

Frog lurking from the top of a mountain (strip # 404).

Friday, December 5, 2014

See You Soon at the Sufi Sip-in!

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

651d

Do people who are under threat stop to explain?!? He is following us: we'll meet for a drink at the Sufi Sip-in.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

651c

Perhaps we should have stopped to explain that this is an emergency because of which you are here well before the next full moon...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

651b

A very methodical guy! Even the smallest of changes upsets him greatly...

Monday, December 1, 2014

651a

Hee hee, that was my old friend, Dr. Gamblerone...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Froggy Graffiti 4

Frog taking off (from strip # 367a).