Tre`_ The Adventures of Brother Earth

alisonbellwood

Hi there,

I’m Sona and excited to present to you my

first comic book. This story is about a young

superhero trying to teach the world that long term

sustainability and survival is more important than

short term economic gains. I became passionate

about the issue of climate change when my town

in Chennai India was flooded – my family and I

helped people who were displaced but tragically,

lives were destructed and even lost. We need to

take action on climate change!

As an artist, I believe in the power of visuals to

help inspire positive action. So when I saw the

Climate Comic Contest by UNICEF and Comics

Uniting Nations, I decided to submit my art.

I didn’t expect it, but out of almost 3,000 superhero

submissions, my hero TRe` was selected as a

finalist. After people from 162 countries voted on

their favourite hero, I won!

With thanks to my mentors at DeCheser Media

and the support of UNICEF and Comics Uniting

Nations, I am thrilled to share with you the story

of TRe`.

Best,

Sona.

TRe`: THE ADVENTURES OF BROTHER EARTH

Characters and Story by Sathvigha “Sona” Sridhar

Executive Producer: Michael DeCheser

Produced by: DeCheser Media

Written by: Tim Lattie, Sathvigha “Sona” Sridhar, Michael DeCheser

Colors by: Travis Hymel

Layouts and Letters by: Tim Lattie

Production Coordinator: Katrina Carr

Shannon O’Shea

Callie Anne King-Guffey

Kristen Cordero

Cristina Colon

Christine Klauth

Rakshya Rajyashwori Thapa

Salma El Yamani

UNICEF

Sonia Yeo

Diana Escobedo Lastiri

Katarzyna Pawelczyk

Hugh Reilly

Lily Tidhar

Mauricio Aguayo

Christopher Tidey

COMICS UNITING NATIONS/PCI MEDIA

Sean Southey

Natabara Rollosson

Graciela Leal

Jocelyn Iverson

Marco Rodriguez


This comic is dedicated to the young climate heroes in every corner of the

globe who are using their passions and skills to protect the planet.

The Climate Comic Contest demonstrated the powerful creativity that young

people possess. It also highlighted the fierce dedication that young people

have towards protecting the planet.

This contest engaged young people from 162 countries. To acknowledge the

common need to address climate change and to celebrate the worldwide

demand from young people to protect the planet, we have included three

bonus comic spreads of three finalists from the contest as a special edition.

While Sona is from India, the three featured finalists represent other regions.

Emerson is 9 years old from Malaysia, Juliette is 19 years old from Cuba and

Lolita is 15 years old from France. We also hope you enjoy select images

of contest submissions, showcasing the range of superheroes we received.

Comics are a universal language that reach us across nations.

As they inspired us, we hope these stories inspire you to creatively raise

awareness and take climate action in your communities and for our shared

home, Earth.

UNICEF and Comics Uniting Nations


Destiny

Written by Lolita Curtol and calssmates

finalist of Climate Comic Contest

Illustrated by Natalia Bello

Our Earth is slowly getting

warmer and being destroyed as

humans mistreat the environment.

There are people who are

changing their ways, but some still

need convincing...

Our Company is

expanding soon,

building a new branch.

We can finally

get a new car!

There are some..

complications, though

Who here has heard the story of Destiny?

When children believe in her, Destiny

helps them protect the Earth in Dreamworld.

Yes, some scientists and activists are

againgt us. Some nonsense about

pollution and danger to wildlife.

That doesn’t sound good, om. Maybe you

should listen to them. In school we’re

learning about climate change and-

Don’t worry

sweeties, that’s

only a problem

in other

countries.

It’s all over the news.

Momand Dad’s car factory

is polluting the air and water.

We know you’re

out there Destiny.

Please help our

parents make

the right choice.

How can we

help them

understand?


In Dreamworld, Destiny fills the heads

of skeptics with nightmares to

show the potential future of the plaet.

If humans continue to use up Earth’s resources...

Your Destiny depends

on your choices.

What will you choose?

Did we have the

same dream?

I think so...

We can still change.

It’s not too late.

I like you car!

The new solar panels

look great AND help

the planet.

The air outside

has been so

fresh lately.

Thanks! Our company

makes electric cars now.

Do you think

Destiny visited

Mom and Dad?

Thanks to our kids,

this really is a

dream come true!


CICLANITO

Written and Illustrated by

Juliette Fernández Hormiga,

finalist of Climate Comic Contest

once upon

a time, a

village

stricken

by climate

change

went

seeking

for help

please

ciclanito,

help us!

do not

despair, i

know what

WE can

do

HA HA HA,

this

lodging

business

has

reallY

come in

handy...

my

revenue

has

BEEN

INCREASING

Not

so fast

mister...

You’re

destroying

the

environment.

I AM

CICLANITO

AND I

FIGHT

AGAINST

GLOBAL

WARMING!

I WILL

SHOW YOU WHAT

THE FUTURE

WILL BE LIKE

IF YOU

KEEP MAKING

THINGS WORSE!


WELCOME

TO YOUR

FUTURE...

yuCk!

what’s this

dump?!!

and why

can’t i

breathe

the air?

you See:

as we kept on

poLluting, natural

disasters

worsened

AND FINALLY,

EVERYTHING

DIED.

that’s

what WILL

happen if

you keep

this up.

wait!

my money!

what will

happen to

all my

money?

what

money?

humanity

does not

exist here

anymore, and

neither does

money!

This is

terrible!

WE NEED

TO STOP

POLLUTING IF

WE WANT TO

SAVE MORE

LIVES.

IT’S

GOOD THAT

YOU GET IT

NOW.

SAVING THE

PLANET IS

EVERYONE’S

JOB!


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Submissions from


Comic Contest

around the World


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