Mahnaz Yazdani is a Tehran-based renowned Irani cartoonist. A protean artist with a varied range of achievements, she is also a film director, animator, and scriptwriter. Her career commenced as a professional artist in 2002, while still a student. Ms Yazdani worked for many years with the Irani Press as an editorial cartoonist, her favourite subjects being social, economic, and environmental issues, becoming the recipient of numerous awards. Gaining a master’s in animation from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, in 2014, she additionally began to work on animation projects in different roles, where she has fulfilled such varied roles as director, animator, scriptwriter, character designer, and story board artist. She has so far directed five animated shorts and an animated TV series, again winning a number of awards, both national and international. Ms Yazdani has also worked as a book illustrator since 2017.