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 →

For World Environment Day, there was a UN Green Fair complete with a solar powered car and costumes made of plastic water bottles from which UN officials are swearing off.  Among the tables on the plaza in front of the UN General Assembly building was one from Comics Uniting Nations, which in April launched the winner of the first ever UNICEF Climate Comic Contest for her character ‘TRé’ – a half tree-half human who uses special powers to save nature from a warming planet. Now they have a new comic called the “Poseidon Patrol,” which covers the growing problem of plastics in the ocean. Read More →