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MKOC: Climate Change Cartoon-athon

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: West Village F 020, Northeastern University OR Live-stream
More Information: https://bit.ly/NUClimateCourse

Experience the World’s First Interactive Climate Change Cartoon-athon

Co-designing Cartoons to Enrich Learning and Dialogue

Presented in partnership with Cartoon Collections, the world’s largest cartoon licensing website


Cartoons illuminate the incomprehensible by highlighting what is unacceptable yet accepted. Can they help us make sense of a world in the throes of climate change?

World-class artists and humorists whose work is featured in The New Yorker and other prominent publications will collaborate with our live and online audiences to create cartoons that humanize complex and sobering lessons shared by Myra Kraft Open Classroom presenters:

Collaborating Humorists

Join us for this groundbreaking experiment in person or via live-stream. Special thanks to Samantha Vuignier, Sales Director of Cartoon Collections, our partner on this event.

When: Wednesday, February 12, 6- 8 pm
Where: West Village F 020, Northeastern University OR Live-stream

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Artist Bios


Emily Flake

Emily Flake began cartooning for The New Yorker in 2008 and has had more than a hundred cartoons published in the magazine since. Her cartoons, essays, and illustrations have also appeared in Mad, the New York Times, the New Statesman, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, and in many other publications. She is the author of Mama Tried and her newest book, “That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug,” published by Viking in 2019. Photo by Mindy Tucker

Peter Kuper

Peter Kuper’s work regularly appears in The New Yorker, The Nation, and Mad , where he has written and illustrated “Spy vs. Spy” every issue since 1997. He is the co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated, a political comix magazine in its 40th year of publication and has produced over two dozen books including adaptations of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Ruins, which won the 2016 Eisner award for best graphic novel. He has taught comics and illustration courses at Parsons, The School of Visual Arts, and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.


Rebeka Ryvola

Rebeka Ryvola is a communications specialist, creative strategist, facilitator, and artist with over ten years of experience in humanitarian response, climate policy, and development spaces. She feels most content and alive when her work allows for artistic collaboration with people of all ages and is in service to efforts striving for global justice. She has done creative work with the United Nations, the World Bank, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Black Lives Matter, Covenant House California, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Yale University.


Paul Bisca

Paul M. Bisca is a conflict and security specialist who uses cartoons to reflect on his experience of bureaucracy in international development. His analysis on security and development has been published by the World Bank, the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies, and National Defense University. When not writing bullet points, he draws at www.bureau-crazy.com.  He holds an M.A. in strategic studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. in international studies from Macalester College.

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