Cartoon: Roshan the Riveter

Cartoon: Roshan the Riveter
by Omid Hast

"Rosie the Riveter" is iconic representation of American women who worked in manufacturing plants during World War II to help with the fight against fascism in Europe.

I've seen a cartoon of an Iranian woman in a black veil with the same pose, but I can not find it now otherwise I would've provided a link to it (update: here is a picture of a placard used in the San Francisco rally, but still I think there is another cartoon of the same pose somewhere). 

When I was in the Saturday's Mega Rally in San Francisco I saw a photo journalist, Nazy Kaviani, taking a picture of a woman with a green band around her arm.  I put two and two together and here is my version of Iranian "Roshan the Riveter", !روشن پرچ کُن.


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by Omid Hast on

Thanks.  You're doing a great job with your blog also.  Keep up the good work.



by Quebeqi on

Afarin! This is your best cartoon!



by capt_ayhab on

I absolutely love this one, FANTASTIC my good man absolutely fantastic.

;-) too mushy?????



Omid Hast

I want to thank everone while I’m on my lunch break!

by Omid Hast on


Anahid Hojjati,  I believe you’re talking about the lady with the green umbrella.  Yes, she was very active.

Maryam Hojjat,  You’re also very nice yourself with your comments.

Anonymouse,  I still don’t know what’s going on with you and your avatar of Daruis Kadivar, and on top of that now I have to figure out Vandalay Industry.  I must have missed whatever went on with that discussion, but don’t worry I’ll figure it out soon.

Rosie is Roxy is Roshan,  You belong to us and don’t you forget it.

Monda,  I noticed you wore your green band around your forehead, affarin to you too.

Majid Zahrai,  Thank you for the link.  Pari the Protester is great, they are all great.

che khabar e,  Well, you were right!  Someone is already using it as an avatar.

Shifteh Ansari,  Wow!  Your avatar looks great!

Shifteh Ansari

Wayyyyyyyy Cooooooooooool!

by Shifteh Ansari on

I borrowed your art. I know you don't mind. Thanks!

che khabar e

very cool

by che khabar e on

very very cool.  i expect we'll see somebody using that as their avatar soon.  i like it!  :-)

Majid Zahrai

Pari the Protester

by Majid Zahrai on

Here's a variation on Franak Ravon's photo collection. It's called Pari the Protester:




But I like yours a lot more.


Affarin Omid

by Monda on

Nice work!

rosie is roxy is roshan

couldn't find it either but this one's close.

by rosie is roxy is roshan on


What Vandalay

by Anonymouse on

What Vandalay industry? I don't know what you're talking about.

Everything is sacred.

Omid Hast


by Omid Hast on

Why are you using Darius Kadivar's picture as your avatar?

(For the record, since avatars are easily changable, I see a picture of Darius Kadivar being used by Anonymouse as his avatar.)


I like it.  Very

by Anonymouse on

I like it.  Very nice. Color coordinated too.  My only suggestion is to have one with English version that says "Yes we can!"

Everything is sacred.

Maryam Hojjat

Nice job done!

by Maryam Hojjat on

thanks for effort.

Payandeh IRAN & Iranians

Down with IRI & his supporters.

Anahid Hojjati


by Anahid Hojjati on