Although religion doesn't play an integral role in her comic, there is a discreet acknowlegment of it. She explained, "I'm not really going to bring religion into it except small touches. There is a hajibe character. There are mosques and churches in the background." Hijabe refers to the Muslim tradition for women to wear a scarf over their head. And of course she does not fail to highlight Lebanon's love for fashion and beauty. "The main character has to be a woman...It's because Lebanon is so famous for their beautiful women, and any superhero woman in Lebanon would have to be a super babe." She added, "The female characters in the comic have their own fashions. There is, of course, the very well dressed and then the conservative.
As her comic develops, Medlej is looking forward to her Malaak taking off and becoming an international icon. She expressed one last ambition as an author, and for Malaak - and that is to one day see her character worn by adoring fans. That is, she says, "The day I see someone at Halloween dressed like her, then I will be happy!"
To read an online version of Malaak visit Medlej's webpage: http://www.malaakonline.com/