The Novel of Nonel and Vovel (2009)
Collaboration with Oreet Ashery.
Ashery and Sansour have created a graphic novel that raises questions on artistic agency, collaborative processes, the nature of authority and art and politics. It also offers an eye-opening take on Palestine.
Although humorous in its approach, the book poses uncomfortable and rigorous questions. All this assumes particular importance considering that these artists come from both sides of the region's divide.
In the graphic novel's main story, Nonel and Vovel, the artists' alter egos, are given superpowers compromising their creativity. With their new powers and help of local ninja women, they strive to save Palestine.
The Novel of Nonel and Vovel presents a bold mixture of art, politics, games, sci-fi, storytelling and other experiments, all rattling and shaking up the most prevalent ideas, stereotypes and misconceptions of the Middle East. The book is published by Charta Art Books.