True Stories. Drawn from Life.

Featured Animation: "Born Julia and Julius" - Commissioned by the Open Society Foundations

Commissioned by the Open Society Foundations, "Born Julia and Julius" is a testimony of one man's experience of growing up in Uganda as an intersex person. Illustrated by Gabi Froden. Animated by Wael Toubaji. Music by Karam Aizouq. Voiceover by David Ongwech Onen.

Ted Talk

Listen to our Director, Dr. Benjamin Dix, Senior Fellow at SOAS present his TED talk about the history of PositiveNegatives, and how the powerful comic medium can help give silenced individuals a voice to narrate their real life stories from their perspective.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Why Comics?!

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our fundraiser for Why Comics?, our exciting new education charity. Why Comics? brings issues such as racism, conflict, trafficking & climate change into the classroom. Please contact us to help make this innovative charity a reality!!

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