Comics Uniting Nations

NBM are one of the partners in this interesting new project on a grand scale:

Comics Uniting Nations – is a humanitarian effort to use comics to spread international awareness of the United Nations’ upcoming Global Goals for Sustainable Development. A series of comics to educate people everywhere about the United Nations’ Global Goals and inspire them to become heroes for change!’

Myself (Sean Michael Wilson) and Michiru Morikawa (the artist on a book for NBM coming in 2016, called ‘Breaking the 10’) are involved in that project, as the team on UN goal 7, which is focused on renewable energy.

UN comics screenshot

They have a kickstarter drive, so check it out. This is yet another good use of the comics medium for promoting education and social issues. NBM are supplying some of the goodies involved in that:

Author: Sean Michael Wilson

Sean Michael Wilson is a Harvey and Eisner award nominated comic book writer from Scotland, who lives in Japan. He has had more than a dozen books published with a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers, including: a comic book version of A Christmas Carol ('Best of 2008’, Sunday Times), AX:alternative manga ( 'Best ten books of 2010’, Publishers Weekly), Parecomic (with an introduction by Noam Chomsky, his first contribution to a book in graphic form). In 2016 his book 'The Faceless Ghost' was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Book Awards, and won a medal in the 2016 'Independent Publisher Book Awards'. In 2017, his book Secrets of the Ninja won an International Manga Award from the Japanese government - he is the first British person to receive this award. He is currently writing books for big Japanese publisher Kodansha, being the only British writer to do so. In fact, he is the only pro manga writer from Britain who lives in Japan. He has written a unique line of Japanese history/martial arts/Samurai books, including The Book of Five Rings, Hagakure, The 47 Ronin, and a biography of Musashi, with more on the way. For NBM he has written The Story of Lee and Breaking the 10. His main influences remain British and American creators - such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Eddie Campbell and Harvey Pekar. He often gives lectures and talks about comics in schools and colleges.

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