True Stories. Drawn from Life.

Featured Comic: Enrique's Shadow

Commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross, celebrating the International Day of the Disappeared, Enrique’s Shadow is a first person illustrated testimony about missing people in conflict. The fieldwork was based in southern Colombia and looks at the human rights issues faced by families of the disappeared. Enrique’s Shadow has been published in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Korean, Russian and Arabic across international media channels and outlets.


Comics from the edge: strips tell stories of Syrians' escape to Europe and depict torture and hardship endured by three men forced to flee their homeland.

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.

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

** We are excited to announce that we’re launching a fundraiser for Why Comics?, our exciting new education charity! Please donate here!! **

PositiveNegatives produce literary comics 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