“Wedded to ISIS” is the story of a Syrian woman who fled Raqqa—the militants’ de-facto capital—with her husband, a former ISIS fighter. She speaks from a refugee camp while her husband is in prison. As she speaks, she attempts to distance herself from ISIS, saying her husband quit the group before they surrendered.

VOA foreign correspondent Heather Murdock and I translated the interview with the wife of a former ISIS fighter into a web comic.


I helped script, design, illustrate and code the web comic. This was my first attempt at using The New York Times’ Adobe Illustrator plugin ai2html for creating responsive web comics. It was significantly easier to create organic layouts than using CSS alone.