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Asia Alfasi (b. Libya, April 20, 1984) moved to Scotland with her family as a child, and currently lives in Birmingham and has been a full-time artist since 2003. Her manga-influenced comics synthesise her experience of Islamic, Libyan and British culture.
She won the Hi8tus Midlands Strip Search competition for best new manga and anime talent in 2005. Her first major work, "JinNarration", was published in the Mammoth Book of Best New Manga. Her semi-autobiagraphical story "The Non-Savvy Non-Commuter" was displayed on the walls of Piccadilly Circus tube station as part of its centenary celebrations in 2006-7.
She is working on a graphic novel Ewa, about a young girl growing up in Libya and Scotland, to be published by Bloomsbury, and adapting the play Looking for Yoghurt to comics. Another forthcoming project is The Adventures of Joseph and Jasmine.
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