True Stories. Drawn from Life.

Competition! 'Tell Your Story': Enter by 22 Sept

**TELL YOUR STORY!! Win the chance to tell your story of a special journey!** In summer 2017, Why Comics? Education Charity and PositiveNegatives are running a competition in collaboration with  SCOOP Magazine and CommonEverybody.  Children in school years 4-6 and 7-8 (age 8-12) can write a story under the theme ‘An Interesting Journey’ (physical or emotional), and the winning story will be turned into a comic by one of PositiveNegatives professional artists!

Exhibition running at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS until 24th June!

We are delighted to invite you to the our Augmented Reality exhibition, 'A Perilous Journey: Stories of Migration', in collaboration with SOAS University of London at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, 21st April - 24th June.

Humanitarianism and Art - Dr. Benjamin Dix Talk at the Watson Institute

Listen to our Director, Dr. Benjamin Dix, Senior Fellow at SOAS, speaking at the Watson Institute at Brown University, discussing how he combines his ethnographic research as an anthropologist and photographer, in collaboration with artists, to adapt personal testimonies into art, advocacy and educational materials.  

Why Comics? Charity

This exciting educational charity engages, raises awareness and inspires both teachers and pupils. The powerful comic medium allows readers to interact with contemporary social and human rights issues. We have pilot tested our educational material in over 500 schools in 26 countries (and counting).

Recent and Upcoming Events

PositiveNegatives produce literary comics, animations and podcasts about contemporary social and human rights issues. We combine ethnographic research with illustration, adapting personal testimonies into art, education and advocacy materials. 

'A Perilous Journey' depicting 3 Syrian journeys to Europe was launched at The Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo and serialised in The Guardian and Aftenposten on 12th November 2015. The comics were illustrated by Lindsay Pollock and animated by Wael Toubaji
      Special Commendation for 'Hooked' Best Short Feature 2015