Malik Nejer is one of Saudi Arabia’s top cartoonists and force behind the hit animated YouTube series, “Masameer.” He was drawing animations for an advertising agency, while producing animated videos for YouTube on the side, when floods claimed the lives of over a hundred people in Jeddah in 2009. Nejer posted an animated video for his little-known YouTube channel mocking the corrupt management of the devastating floods. The video went viral in just a couple of hours. Today, Nejer has a million Twitter followers, the fourth most subscribed YouTube channel in Saudi Arabia, and a successful animation production company, Myrkott Studio, which he founded in collaboration with other Saudi artists. AGSIW caught up with Nejer after he spoke at Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con to discuss his personal journey, the state of animation in the kingdom, and Saudi Arabia’s emerging entertainment culture.