When the virus hits... A comic from India

Award-winning Indian cartoonist Sharad Sharma puts the spotlight on the economic and social plight of artists in this comic drawn for FES Asia. The founder of World Comics India documents how his work is being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Sharad Sharma is an internationally acclaimed Indian cartoonist based in New Delhi. In the late 1990s, he founded the organisation World Comics India to introduce the idea of grassroots comics. He took the art of cartooning and comics to rural areas in India and other South Asian countries. Sharma is a recipient of the Real Heroes Award by CNN IBN & Reliance Industries and was among the KarmaVeer Puraskaar laureates in the category “Social Communication and Campaign Strategist”.

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