Comics Uniting Nations has exciting news! They are currently raising funds to create a series of educational comics in multiple languages to explain the United Nations' forthcoming Global Goals for Sustainable Development. For those of you who don't know, Global Goals for Sustainable Development is an international effort to address humanity's most pressing challenges such as extreme poverty, hunger, health, education, sustainable energy, inequality, climate change and more. Comics Uniting Nations is an independently financed project and is currently raising funds on Kickstarter.
Co-Founder of Comics Uniting Nations, Josh Elder explained:
We're working with creators and publishers from around the world to create a series of Public Service Announcements tied to the Global Goals.These single-page comics will be designed to engage and educate readers about the Global Goals, inspiring them to learn more and become heroes for change in their own communities.
Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba added:
We all live in the same world, and we are not doing a good enough job preserving it. We have to do better, and we have to try to show people that we will need to do this together. This project wants a better world, so it's really about making us all better people.
The initial PSA talent lineup includes:
Boom Studios (Lumberjanes)
Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba
Nick Dragotta (Howtoons)
Trevor Mueller & Gabriel Bautista (Albert the Alien)
Jim McClain, Rose McClain (Solution Squad)
Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal)
Brian Boyd (Grammarman)
Tod Emko & Ethan Young (Piggy's Tale)
Ted Anderson & Dave Windett
The materials produced by Comics Uniting Nations will be one of the central pieces of learning content distributed via The World's Largest Lesson, communicating the Global Goals across different languages, cultures and literacy levels. The comics will be made available in print and for digital view and download from mobile platforms. This is a super great cause, so let's all come together and do what we can to support this project. For more information or to pledge, visit their Kickstarter here.
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