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Tre`_ The Adventures of Brother Earth

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Hi there,<br />

I’m Sona and excited to present to you my<br />

first comic book. This story is about a young<br />

superhero trying to teach the world that long term<br />

sustainability and survival is more important than<br />

short term economic gains. I became passionate<br />

about the issue <strong>of</strong> climate change when my town<br />

in Chennai India was flooded – my family and I<br />

helped people who were displaced but tragically,<br />

lives were destructed and even lost. We need to<br />

take action on climate change!<br />

As an artist, I believe in the power <strong>of</strong> visuals to<br />

help inspire positive action. So when I saw the<br />

Climate Comic Contest by UNICEF and Comics<br />

Uniting Nations, I decided to submit my art.<br />

I didn’t expect it, but out <strong>of</strong> almost 3,000 superhero<br />

submissions, my hero TRe` was selected as a<br />

finalist. After people from 162 countries voted on<br />

their favourite hero, I won!<br />

With thanks to my mentors at DeCheser Media<br />

and the support <strong>of</strong> UNICEF and Comics Uniting<br />

Nations, I am thrilled to share with you the story<br />

<strong>of</strong> TRe`.<br />

Best,<br />

Sona.<br />

TRe`: THE ADVENTURES OF BROTHER EARTH<br />

Characters and Story by Sathvigha “Sona” Sridhar<br />

Executive Producer: Michael DeCheser<br />

Produced by: DeCheser Media<br />

Written by: Tim Lattie, Sathvigha “Sona” Sridhar, Michael DeCheser<br />

Colors by: Travis Hymel<br />

Layouts and Letters by: Tim Lattie<br />

Production Coordinator: Katrina Carr<br />

Shannon O’Shea<br />

Callie Anne King-Guffey<br />

Kristen Cordero<br />

Cristina Colon<br />

Christine Klauth<br />

Rakshya Rajyashwori Thapa<br />

Salma El Yamani<br />

UNICEF<br />

Sonia Yeo<br />

Diana Escobedo Lastiri<br />

Katarzyna Pawelczyk<br />

Hugh Reilly<br />

Lily Tidhar<br />

Mauricio Aguayo<br />

Christopher Tidey<br />

COMICS UNITING NATIONS/PCI MEDIA<br />

Sean Southey<br />

Natabara Rollosson<br />

Graciela Leal<br />

Jocelyn Iverson<br />

Marco Rodriguez


This comic is dedicated to the young climate heroes in every corner <strong>of</strong> the<br />

globe who are using their passions and skills to protect the planet.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Climate Comic Contest demonstrated the powerful creativity that young<br />

people possess. It also highlighted the fierce dedication that young people<br />

have towards protecting the planet.<br />

This contest engaged young people from 162 countries. To acknowledge the<br />

common need to address climate change and to celebrate the worldwide<br />

demand from young people to protect the planet, we have included three<br />

bonus comic spreads <strong>of</strong> three finalists from the contest as a special edition.<br />

While Sona is from India, the three featured finalists represent other regions.<br />

Emerson is 9 years old from Malaysia, Juliette is 19 years old from Cuba and<br />

Lolita is 15 years old from France. We also hope you enjoy select images<br />

<strong>of</strong> contest submissions, showcasing the range <strong>of</strong> superheroes we received.<br />

Comics are a universal language that reach us across nations.<br />

As they inspired us, we hope these stories inspire you to creatively raise<br />

awareness and take climate action in your communities and for our shared<br />

home, <strong>Earth</strong>.<br />

UNICEF and Comics Uniting Nations


Destiny<br />

Written by Lolita Curtol and calssmates<br />

finalist <strong>of</strong> Climate Comic Contest<br />

Illustrated by Natalia Bello<br />

Our <strong>Earth</strong> is slowly getting<br />

warmer and being destroyed as<br />

humans mistreat the environment.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are people who are<br />

changing their ways, but some still<br />

need convincing...<br />

Our Company is<br />

expanding soon,<br />

building a new branch.<br />

We can finally<br />

get a new car!<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are some..<br />

complications, though<br />

Who here has heard the story <strong>of</strong> Destiny?<br />

When children believe in her, Destiny<br />

helps them protect the <strong>Earth</strong> in Dreamworld.<br />

Yes, some scientists and activists are<br />

againgt us. Some nonsense about<br />

pollution and danger to wildlife.<br />

That doesn’t sound good, om. Maybe you<br />

should listen to them. In school we’re<br />

learning about climate change and-<br />

Don’t worry<br />

sweeties, that’s<br />

only a problem<br />

in other<br />

countries.<br />

It’s all over the news.<br />

Momand Dad’s car factory<br />

is polluting the air and water.<br />

We know you’re<br />

out there Destiny.<br />

Please help our<br />

parents make<br />

the right choice.<br />

How can we<br />

help them<br />

understand?


In Dreamworld, Destiny fills the heads<br />

<strong>of</strong> skeptics with nightmares to<br />

show the potential future <strong>of</strong> the plaet.<br />

If humans continue to use up <strong>Earth</strong>’s resources...<br />

Your Destiny depends<br />

on your choices.<br />

What will you choose?<br />

Did we have the<br />

same dream?<br />

I think so...<br />

We can still change.<br />

It’s not too late.<br />

I like you car!<br />

<strong>The</strong> new solar panels<br />

look great AND help<br />

the planet.<br />

<strong>The</strong> air outside<br />

has been so<br />

fresh lately.<br />

Thanks! Our company<br />

makes electric cars now.<br />

Do you think<br />

Destiny visited<br />

Mom and Dad?<br />

Thanks to our kids,<br />

this really is a<br />

dream come true!


CICLANITO<br />

Written and Illustrated by<br />

Juliette Fernández Hormiga,<br />

finalist <strong>of</strong> Climate Comic Contest<br />

once upon<br />

a time, a<br />

village<br />

stricken<br />

by climate<br />

change<br />

went<br />

seeking<br />

for help<br />

please<br />

ciclanito,<br />

help us!<br />

do not<br />

despair, i<br />

know what<br />

WE can<br />

do<br />

HA HA HA,<br />

this<br />

lodging<br />

business<br />

has<br />

reallY<br />

come in<br />

handy...<br />

my<br />

revenue<br />

has<br />

BEEN<br />

INCREASING<br />

Not<br />

so fast<br />

mister...<br />

You’re<br />

destroying<br />

the<br />

environment.<br />

I AM<br />

CICLANITO<br />

AND I<br />

FIGHT<br />

AGAINST<br />

GLOBAL<br />

WARMING!<br />

I WILL<br />

SHOW YOU WHAT<br />

THE FUTURE<br />

WILL BE LIKE<br />

IF YOU<br />

KEEP MAKING<br />

THINGS WORSE!


WELCOME<br />

TO YOUR<br />

FUTURE...<br />

yuCk!<br />

what’s this<br />

dump?!!<br />

and why<br />

can’t i<br />

breathe<br />

the air?<br />

you See:<br />

as we kept on<br />

poLluting, natural<br />

disasters<br />

worsened<br />

AND FINALLY,<br />

EVERYTHING<br />

DIED.<br />

that’s<br />

what WILL<br />

happen if<br />

you keep<br />

this up.<br />

wait!<br />

my money!<br />

what will<br />

happen to<br />

all my<br />

money?<br />

what<br />

money?<br />

humanity<br />

does not<br />

exist here<br />

anymore, and<br />

neither does<br />

money!<br />

This is<br />

terrible!<br />

WE NEED<br />

TO STOP<br />

POLLUTING IF<br />

WE WANT TO<br />

SAVE MORE<br />

LIVES.<br />

IT’S<br />

GOOD THAT<br />

YOU GET IT<br />

NOW.<br />

SAVING THE<br />

PLANET IS<br />

EVERYONE’S<br />

JOB!


Select Climate<br />

Submissions from


Comic Contest<br />

around the World


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POVERTY HUNGER<br />

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ZERO<br />

HUNGER<br />

ZERO<br />

HUNGER<br />

GOOD HEALTH<br />

AND WELL-BEING<br />

GOOD HEALTH QUALITY<br />

AND WELL-BEING EDUCATION<br />

GOOD HEALTH<br />

AND WELL-BEING<br />

QUALITY GENDER<br />

EDUCATIONEQUALITY<br />

To achieve the SDGs, the Nations have recognized:<br />

QUALITY<br />

EDUCATION<br />

GENDER CLEAN WATER<br />

EQUALITY AND SANITATION<br />

GENDER<br />

EQUALITY<br />

CLEAN WAT<br />

AND SANIT<br />

• Children and youth are critical agents <strong>of</strong> change and<br />

will find in the new Goals a platform to channel their<br />

AFFORDABLE AND<br />

DECENT WORK AND<br />

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION<br />

REDUCED<br />

SUSTAINABLE CIT<br />

CLEAN ENERGY<br />

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infinite<br />

GROWTH<br />

capacities<br />

AND INFRASTRUCTURE<br />

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INEQUALITIES<br />

the creation <strong>of</strong><br />

AND<br />

a<br />

COMMUNITIE<br />

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REDUCED<br />

REDUCEDSUSTAINABLE CITIES SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBLE<br />

CITIES<br />

RESPONSI<br />

CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC AND GROWTH • INFRASTRUCTURE <strong>The</strong> future AND INFRASTRUCTURE <strong>of</strong> INEQUALITIES humanity INEQUALITIES and AND <strong>of</strong> COMMUNITIES our planet AND COMMUNITIES lies CONSUMPTION also in CONSUMP<br />

AND PRODUCTION AND PROD<br />

the hands <strong>of</strong> today’s younger generation who will pass<br />

the torch to future generations.<br />

CLIMATE<br />

ACTION<br />

CLIMATE<br />

LIFE ACTION<br />

BELOW WATER<br />

GOAL 13: CLIMATE ACTION<br />

LIFE<br />

LIFE<br />

LIFE LIFE BELOW WATERLIFE<br />

PEACE, JUSTICE ON LAND<br />

BELOW WATER ON LAND<br />

ON LAND AND STRONG<br />

INSTITUTIONS<br />

PEACE, JUSTICE<br />

PEACE, JUSTICE PARTNERSHIPS AND STRONG PARTNERSHIPS<br />

AND STRONG FOR THE GOALS INSTITUTIONS FOR THE GOALS<br />

INSTITUTIONS<br />

Take urgent action to combat climate change<br />

and its impacts.<br />

PARTNERSHIPS<br />

FOR THE GOALS<br />

To achieve Goal 13, the Nations have agreed to:<br />

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disasters.<br />

• Address climate change issues in their governments’ agendas and allocate<br />

resources to combat climate change.<br />

• Improve education and awareness-raising on climate change to empower<br />

human action.<br />

ZERO<br />

HUNGER<br />

GOOD HEALTH<br />

AND WELL-BEING<br />

QUALITY<br />

EDUCATION<br />

GENDER<br />

EQUALITY<br />

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CLEAN WATER<br />

AND SANITATION<br />

DECENT WORK AND<br />

ECONOMIC GROWTH<br />

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION<br />

AND INFRASTRUCTURE<br />

REDUCED<br />

INEQUALITIES<br />

SUSTAINABLE CITIES<br />

AND COMMUNITIES<br />

RESPONSIBLE<br />

CONSUMPTION<br />

AND PRODUCTION<br />

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LIFE<br />

ON LAND<br />

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AND STRONG<br />

INSTITUTIONS<br />

PARTNERSHIPS<br />

FOR THE GOALS

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