True Stories. Drawn from Life.

Check out our newest animation, 'An Empty Promise'

Commissioned by The Danish Refugee Council, 'An Empty Promise' tells the story of one woman's journey from Nigeria to Sicily, particularly highlighting the dangers she faced while crossing Libya. Illustrated by Gabi Froden. Animated by Jarbrain. Featured in The Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/30/libyan-migrants-detention-centres-europe-unhcr.

Have you read Nadia's Story?

Commissioned by CARE International UK, ‘Nadia’s Story’ is a first person illustrated testimony about the difficulties that a Yazidi refugee mother faced on her long difficult journey to Serbia, fleeing ISIS controlled Iraq. Nadia’s fled whilst heavily pregnant with her two young children. We spoke to Nadia and her children in refugee camps in Serbia in July 2016. The comic explores the vulnerabilities and dangers women face while making these horrendous journeys with young children. These vulnerabilities increase particularly with women traveling alone, putting them at an escalated risk of gender-based violence. Illustrated by Asia Alfasi.

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? Educational Charity

This exciting charity engages, raises awareness and inspires both teachers and 7-18-year-old pupils. The powerful comic medium allows readers to interact with contemporary social and human rights issues. Our educational materials are currently being disseminated in over 25,000 schools in 27 countries (and counting).


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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. 


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'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
 
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      Special Commendation for 'Hooked' Best Short Feature 2015