The World's First VR/AR Political Comic Book
Welcome To My Website, Reader!
My name is Maha and I'm an NYU professor and author in global politics, who wrote the award-winning bestseller Future World Order (2019 & 2020) and upcoming sequel A Global Spring (2021). But my childhood dream was to be a cartoonist! This is why I drew the crowdfunded political comic book, The Global Kid, in 2016, which stars the superhero character of 14 year old Sami. Sami lived in different countries with his family (much like I did – 7 countries by age 14) and observes political problems (much like I do in my day job). My political comic book won its sixth education award this year. And all my profits went to education nonprofits and more recently to my brother's memorial fund for Syrian refugee youth.
What's Next? In June, The Global Kid will be flying into the virtual and augmented realms! Through the female superhero character Tanya and her canine sidekick Lucky (inspired by my rescue dog!), it will entertain and educate kids age 8-12+ about the world. This is in partnership with London-based, award-winning edtech startup Musemio, and with important contributions from Rome-based AR Market. And, like with all my books, a % of my profits will be going to a good cause – details soon.
What's Happening Now? My project is currently being featured online in the London Design Biennale's Design in the Age of Crisis Gallery – but it will also be part of the physical exhibit at historic Somerset House June 1-27.
Till we meet again in June for the comic's launch on Amazon, do think about this, Reader:
What role will you play in making the world a better place now and in the future?
Yours – Maha