In this article, the artist and curator Alia Abu Khaddour examines the beginnings of editorial drawings in Syria and surveys the early satirical newspapers and magazines that played a critical role in their growing popularity in the early 20th century. Abu Khaddour also provides a biographic overview of the illustrations of the seminal artist Abdel Wahab Abu Al-Saud, whose contributions in the field helped define satirical cartoons in Syria. Known for his bold works, he challenged colonial practices and became one of the leading political cartoonists of the era.