Welcome to the world's first comic book about global politics! I'm a professor (NYU) and blogger (Huffington Post-WorldPost) of political risk who also consults on this topic (Wikistrat). But my childhood dream was in fact to be a cartoonist! From 2013-2016, I revisited this passion for cartooning after a 20 year break. In Spring 2016, I finally launched my political comic book, The Global Kid! All sales to education non-profits.
My 2016 award-winning comic book, The Global Kid, enlightens the tween and teen reader (and possibly the adult) about the politics of Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Greece and South Africa today and in the coming years. What are the key political risks today and how might the future unfold for these countries? Let The Global Kid guide you!
So whether you are 12, 112, or somewhere in between – have a read, be enlightened to make better sense of the world and know that your purchase of this hand-drawn, digitally colored, Indiegogo-funded e-comic is going entirely to education non-profits that help youth reach their potential. All sales so far have gone entirely towards funding a child's complete primary education for one year in a Pakistan-based school run by Developments In Literacy; it has also covered a scholarship for a high school student in a low-income area in the US to participate in Global Glimpse's unique education program abroad.
Below are photos from our fun 2016 Launch Party at Parlor Club in NYC. The next iteration of The Global Kid comic book will be a political graphic novel.
Finally, I must acknowledge my biggest supporter in life and in this project – my late big brother Abid Aziz (1974-2017).
I will always love you, sweet Abid!
My best to you, Readers,