Khalil Bendib is an award-winning editorial cartoonist. Born under colonial rule in French-occupied Algeria during its war for independence, Mr. Bendib is the only widely read political cartoonist in North America who brings an Arab, Muslim and progressive perspective to our editorial cartoon landscape. His prominent cartoons are featured in over 1,700 small and mid-size newspapers across the country; including many Arab, Muslim, African-American and ethnic publications (and can also be viewed at http://www.bendib.com/). His books of cartoons include It Became Necessary to Destroy the Planet in Order to Save It (PlanNine, 2003,) Mieux Vaut Empire qu'en Pleurer (E-dite, Paris 2005) and Mission Accomplished (Interlink, 2007.) His cartoons have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and numerous other mainstream newspapers around the country.