Here is a preview of Thursday's launch of Cartoon Movement's 75-page comics journalism project focused on life in Haiti two years after the country was devastated by an earthquake.
The first chapter, “Tents Beyond Tents”, focuses on the tent camps that still dominate much of Port-au-Prince. It was written by Pharés Jerome, a reporter for Le Nouvelliste. We will be publishing installments throughout 2012 written by various Haitian journalists, focusing on such issues as Haitian politics, the role of NGOs, and what exactly happened with all the relief money that came flooding in after the earthquake.
The entire series will be drawn by perhaps the most talented comic artist working in Haiti today, Chevelin Pierre.
“This is an opportunity to express my frustrations, and those of my countrymen, with the recovery after January 12 through my drawings,” says Pierre. “And comics journalism lends itself perfectly to the subject.”