’10 Years to Save the World’: Comics Creators Join International British Council-Backed Comics Project

A brand new commission from the British Council, involving comic creators from the Philippines and the UK aims to deliver the Climate Change message to 18–24-year-olds through a new digital comics anthology- 10 Years To Save The World.

The 10 Years To Save The World comics project is a collaboration between The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF), the Philippine International Comics Festival (PICOF) and Manchester-based Creative Concern, supported by the British Council as part of its Time for Action initiative.

The British comic creators involved are Sayra Begum, whose first graphic novel Mongrel, was published by Knockabout Comics, comic artist and activist Darren Cullen, award-winning political cartoonist Zoom Rockman, Clarice Tudor, and self-published comic creator Jack Teagle (incidentally, congratulations to Jack and Donya Todd/Teagle, who’ve just celebrated the birth of daughter Rosie Bryher!).

Creators from the Philippines involved are writer Budjette Tan and artist Kajo Baldisimo, creators of the fabulous supernatural thriller Trese; Manuel “Manix” Abrera, whose comic strip Kikomachine runs in the Philippine Daily Inquirer; web comic creator Kevin Raymundo aka Tarantadong Kalbo; writer and comic book creator Emiliana Kampilan, best known for the graphic novel Dead Balagtas; and Jerico Marte and Paolo Herras of Strange Natives. Paolo is one of the co-founders of Komiket.

The comics-focused 10 Years to Save the World is one of at least 14 creative commissions that are part of Time for Action, exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology, supported by the British Council.

It’s all about stimulating the global conversation about climate change, and to inspire transformational change by bringing together people together from the UK and 28 countries in varied cultures to understand each other’s perspectives and collaborate on creative responses and solutions towards climate change.

10 Years to Save the World uses comics to stimulate climate change action in young people aged 18 – 24. This partnership will produce a 10-part digital comic anthology, using a variety of styles from comic strips to longer designed story-telling and graphic novels.

Each of the ten narratives – some comic strips, some illustrated stories – will represent one of the remaining 10 years we have to save the world, and the final comic anthology will be made available online and to download and share in the UK, the Philippines and globally alongside the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (presented by Lakes Arts Festivals) and the Philippine International Comics Festival (presented by Komiket) through an immersive and interactive website.

For full details of all the projects of the Time for Action initiative, visit the British Council web site.

For more from Komiket, go visit komiket.org. And you can find more on The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, hopefully taking place from 15-17 October 2021 at their website.

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