Asia is a British Libya artist and graphic novelist. She has won several national and international manga awards with short stories, earning her a position in London’s acclaimed 2014 ‘Comics Unmasked’ exhibition under the banner of ‘names to look out for’. She has also spoken both nationally and internationally on the importance of graphic storytelling in bridging gaps between different communities and given workshops addressing youth and comics enthusiasts. Her work for PositiveNegatives includes ‘Amnesty International: I Welcome’, ‘Into Our Own Hands’, ‘Nadia’s Story’ and ‘Ola’.
Amnesty International: I Welcome
Commissioned by Amnesty International UK for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, these graphics re-imagine the stories of six strong refugee women who face terrible danger…
Into Our Own Hands
Commissioned by UN Women Arabic, ‘Into Our Own Hands’ tells the story of Nora, who is displaced in Iraq. Illustrated by Asia Alfasi.
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…
Webcomic ‘Ola' went viral with over 130k views, and is now being developed into a year-long commission. Along with the accompanying animation ‘There Were Signs’, the stories were co-created with:…