Rizka Raisa Fatimah Ramli, a 17-year-old student from Makassar, Indonesia, has won the UNICEF and Comics Uniting Nations’ worldwide comic contest with a character who helps keep children and young people safe from violence in and around schools. ‘Cipta’ – as the main character is called – is a make-believe superhero who gives children a sketchbook to draw objects that in turn come to life and stop violence and bullying.Read More →

A 17-year-old student from Makassar, Indonesia has won UNICEF and Comics Uniting Nations’ worldwide comic contest. But her victory is special as she created a comic character that helps keep children and young people safe from violence in schools. Rizka Raisa Fatimah Ramli created ‘Cipta’-the main character who is make-believe superhero who gives students sketchbook to draw objects which come to life in order to stop violence and bullying.Read More →

As a kid, Ovie Mughelli grew up a fan of the cartoon series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers.” Mughelli’s favorite character from the 1990s environmental TV show was Kwame, the unofficial leader of the Planeteers, who was African-American and possessed the power of the Earth. “Kwame was a character that really stuck with me,” said Mughelli, a former Porter-Gaud High School football standout. “I think part of what attracted me to his character was that he was an African-American and there were not many African-American superheroes back then.Read More →