Maya Zankoul is a Lebanese author, visual artist, blogger and television personality mostly known for her sarcastic cartoons and comics published in her books and her popular webcomic blog, Amalgam.
Maya Zankoul grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and in 2005 moved to her home country Lebanon, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design in 2007 from Notre Dame University – Louaize.
She self-published her first book, Amalgam, in 2009, reaching Top 5 in sales at Virgin Megastore. In summer 2010, after touring Lebanon with her exhibition Amalgame, she published her second book, 2. In January 2011, she founded her own design studio in Beirut.
The Italian translation of her books is published by publishing house Il Sirente, in their Altriarabi series, and the books were launched at the Pisa Book Festival 2011.
In April 2013, she co-founded Explainer Video company wezank. "Samneh w 3asal" (2011) At Tawlet Souk el Tayeb (Beirut) "Amalgame" (2009, 2010) At the French Culture Center, (Beirut, Saida, Tripoli, Deir el Qamar and Zahle centers).
In 2009, she started her comic blog, Amalgam, where she shares illustrations commenting on daily life in Lebanon from a socio-political point of view.