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Packalén, Leif and Sharad Sharma. Grassroots Comics – a development communication tool. Helsinki: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2007. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-951-724-592-0
BibTeX citation key: Packalen2007a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Instructional comic, Nonfiction, Production
Creators: Packalén, Sharma
Publisher: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (Helsinki)
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Grassroots comics are made by community or NGO activists themselves and used in local campaigning. Most activists can learn the methods in a few days. It is the story, its drama and message which are central, not the drawing skill.
This book shows samples of grassroots comics and the methods for producing them are thoroughly explained.

Table of Contents

The Power of an Idea, by Frederick Noronha (3)
To the Readers (4)

Chapter I
Grassroots Comics Power! (9)
Why use grassroots comics? (12)
Grassroots comics formats (16)

Chapter II
Walls unite people in Jharkhand (25)
Literate Mizoram speaks in visuals (29)
Girl Child campaign: ownership brings involvement in Rajasthan (33)
Comics campaign against the ills of tourism in Goa (39)
Tamil Nadu – translating the Dalit plight into comics (43)
Tsunami comics: “I tell and draw, and feel OK” (47)
How 11-year old Laxman went to Geneva (49)
Campaigning farmers in Madhya Pradesh (51)
Extending the chain – training comics tutors (52)
Sri Lanka
Comics Power in Sri Lanka (55)
Nepal – everybody likes a good story (59)
Pakistan – a new chapter (61)

Chapter III
Introducing grassroots comics to Tanzanian NGOs (67)
HIV/aids campaigning in Njombe (71)
Training comics tutors in Tanzania (75)
West Africa, Benin and working children (79)
Introducing grassroots comics to future teachers in Mozambique (83)

Chapter IV
Comics as a medium among refugees, in community groups, and in self-expression
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon (89)
Manchester, UK. Comics in community work (92)
Comics – mirror of culture and daily life (94)
New avenues (96)

Appendix 1. Wallposter comics (a manual) (101)
Appendix 2. Printed wallposter comics (a manual) (119)
Appendix 3. Eight-page booklets (a manual) (123)
Appendix 4. Accordion minicomics (a manual) (131)
Appendix 5. Other photocopy formats, descriptions (135)
Appendix 6. Training plan for a wallposter comics workshop (141)
Appendix 7. Sample project documents (150)
Appendix 8. Web resources (156)

Frequently asked questions (157)
Copyrights (159)
The authors (160)
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