Spies, Superheroes and Satire:
A New Wave of Eco-Comics
About the Event
This session will dive into journalism and comedy’s long-standing love of satire and satire’s untapped potential in addressing climate change. Of why it’s a great way to rub people the ‘right’ way, speak the unspeakable, dodge censorships and bans, and highlight topics that get lost in the noise.
The rather sassy panel includes award-winning Zambian satirist, comic artist, graphic novelist and founder of Foresight Comics, Mwelwa Musonko aka Mwelwa TAX, and cartoonist and illustrator Rohan Chakravarty known for creating the much-loved Green Humour series on wildlife and nature conservation. They will be in conversation with Sejal Mehta, who’s an independent writer, editor, prolific author, and sketcher at Snaggletooth.
The discussion will also explore humour and creative forms of storytelling that can liven things for a world that’s increasingly jaded and often apathetic as the panellists share how they’re deploying sleuths, superheroes and more to animate and energise green messaging.
Like The Joker says, “Why so serious?”
Meet The Speakers
A satirist, comic artist, award-winning graphic novelist and founder of Foresight Comics from Zambia. He enables climate change awareness and education with spirited and delightfully illustrated, satirical comic strips and his superhero graphic novel series.
An independent writer, editor, author, and sketcher at Snaggletooth. She’s led several reputed travel and nature magazines and also designed sci-comm and outreach for the citizen-initiative Marine Life of Mumbai, which created Coastwise, one of India’s first intertidal festivals.