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Meet the Lebanese illustrator using her culture for exciting content

The Lebanese are known for their creativity in many fields. Whether in fashion, architecture, photography, cooking and art, they can use their acquired skills to conquer the world with their originality.

One of them is Maya Zankoul, a Lebanese artist who grew up in Saudi Arabia and returned to her home country to pursue her studies in design.

Coming back to Lebanon allowed her to see her country with a new perspective and helped her reflect on the Lebanese lifestyle through her passion for illustration and creating fun content for her growing fanbase.

After finding her unique love in creating exciting art, Maya first ran her comic book blog, Amalgam, which later spun off into books of the same name.

Exhibiting his creative work in Lebanon and around the world, his creativity has grown to the point of directing and producing animated and entertaining videos for multinationals, organizations and startups.

Since the birth of her daughter in 2017, Maya’s focus has shifted. She started generating quality kids content in Arabic using anime videos, songs, educational shows, stories, series and much more.

She co-founded Lila TV with Toni Yammine, the first Lebanese YouTube channel for children reflecting Lebanese culture and specializing in children’s content through educational and informative videos, activities, etc.

Since then, the channel has seen significant growth as it now has over 803,000 subscribers and millions of views.

The Lebanese illustrator has also published several books, including Amalgam Vol. 2, Beirut – New York, and The Story of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich (قصة عروس الجبنة المحمصة).

Maya Zankoul now creates posters and exciting content on her social media accounts, using her artistic vision to relate to Lebanon and the Lebanese way of life.