Marguerite Dabaie’s first major comic, The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories–an autobiography about Palestinian-Americans–was awarded two grants. The cultural differences she has felt between Arab and American cultures heavily informs her work. She strives to combine comics with academia, something that dovetailed into her work on A Voyage to Panjikant, a historical-fictional graphic novel about the 7th-century Silk Road (work in progress).
She is a freelance illustrator and has worked with such publications as the School Library Journal, Mizna, and Cicada magazine, among others. She also regularly contributes to the Electronic Intifada, the Journal of Palestine Studies, and Al-Shabaka.
Once a year, Marguerite co-hosts Pete’s Mini Zine Fest, the fest-in-a-bar, in Brooklyn.
In their free time, Marguerite and her husband, Chris, love to play video games, participate in pen-and-paper RPGs, and watch good-bad movies. They are self-proclaimed nerds.