Who Am I?

My name is Mike V. Derderian

What does the V stand for? Vendetta. Just joking my father’s name is just unique. Once you get to know me I’ll reveal it.

I am  Homo sapien, a writer, a comic artist and a fierce windmill slayer trying to get a hold of a banana in a world governed by apes …

I studied English Literature at Damascus University in Syria, where I fell in love with the English Language, and found my other half, Nesrin, who gave me an amazing little girl called Amie.

“I have an imagination because of my mother, Maral, who bothered to buy me books, and my father, Vartkes, who paid for them!”

When I am not writing, I am drawing, and when I am not drawing, I am writing; this is my vicious circle.

I worked as a gumshoe for The Star Weekly for six years covering the news of my bittersweet Mistress Amman, the capital of Jordan, before turning my back on journalism to become a pencil pusher.

I write pieces that cover art, movies, theatre, music, politics and society. I write about anything that one cannot imagine.

By the way writing is as good as sex.

At the moment I am working as a morning radio show host at Radio Jordan’s 96.3 FM and producer at IKBIS.com

My Morning Madness show on 93. FM is on Mondays, Thursday and Saturday between 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. This is the online link www.jrtv.joinstream.net

My time is divided between ‘my lovely wife and daugher Amie’, family, writing and creating comics, I had a comic strip, The Dark Side of the Spoon. My characters are on an extended paid holiday. I am also a professional time thief!

Check out my drawings and illustrations at: http://www.behance.net/mikevderderian

Bottom line: Slit my wrists and ink will pour out…but since I am using a keyboard instead of a pen..the liquid in my veins changed to 0s/1s.

  1. Zeid says:

    This Blog is brilliant!

  2. Love the blog, amen to Zeid’s post!

  3. Chris Yang says:


    My name is Chris Yang. I came across your blog and was interested in your post about Arabic manga. I work in cooperation with ZigZaGame Inc., a Japanese company which specializes in mobile applications. We are interested in distributing Japanese manga internationally and see great potential in the Arabic-speaking Middle East. While we understand that Japanese manga and anime were once popular in some Arabic-speaking countries, unfortunately there is little information that helps us gauge the current interest in Japanese comics. I was wondering if you would be willing to give us some insight about the market for Arabic-translated manga. We are most interested in understanding how popular it was in the past and whether or not Arabic-speaking youths today would be interested in Japanese manga. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to email me at this address: chrisyang8899@yahoo.com.tw

    Thank you for your time to answer our questions. I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Chris Yang

  4. Absolutely amazing blog, and comics! 🙂

    • mikevderderian says:

      Thanks Mohammed. I am glad you think so :-}) I enjoy writing about fiction that mirrors life. And thank you for reminding me that I need to update the Who Am I page ;-})

  5. Blushing says:

    Thanks for following my blog! Glad to discover yours! Adding you to my blogroll 🙂

  6. Hala says:

    I don’t think any comment would express my admiration of your work at the moment!

    Did you create the 7abil Ghaseel website by the way? 🙂

    • mikevderderian says:

      Hala Miss Hala :-})

      Thank you for the warm words and the admiration :-}) I am smiling as I write this reply.

      Unfortunately not! The rather inspiring 7abil Ghaseel is the brainchild of Serene Al Ahmad and Mohammed Abd El Hadi.

      I hope you enjoy my blog: Mental musings, vomit and all :-})


  7. Hala says:

    Well Mike, let me tell you that this is some awesome vomit! Even your happy face icon is unique…

    Question: I think I read somewhere that you present a radio show on 96.3 (Two thumbs up), do you mind telling me when I can catch it?

  8. Hala says:

    Alright cool! I’m in the states, but I’ll be tuning in tonight ;-}) lol

  9. Dear Mike V. Derderian,
    new web illustration/comics portal.

  10. Gwen Meirada says:

    are you obsessed with satanism?

    • mikevderderian says:

      Now what gave you that crazy devilish idea? ;-})

      Just kidding!

      No! As a writer I just love the allegory present in the image of Satan.

      Modern day man committed countless crimes against humanity in the name of God. I am just trying to find a balance through my writings.

      Have a good day …

      Hope that answered your question Miss Meirada :-})

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