WSP mails a hard copy of the calendar to people who responded to the call for requests. Supply is limited, and while there are no more copies for distribution, below are the cartoons featured in the calendar. Keep an eye out for next year's call for requests by signing up to WSP's email distribution list here.
Although many uncertainties exist with respect to climate change, some things remain certain. One is that the water sector is one of those most directly affected by climate change. In addition to adding a new strain on an already underdeveloped infrastructure, droughts, floods, storms, and other extreme weather events can turn roads into waterways, and turn water supply into breeding grounds for disease.
Another challenge is becoming clear: the poorest are the first and worst impacted. For example, recent experience in Haiti and Pakistan has shown how quickly flooded areas can become breeding grounds for disease such as cholera.
This year, the World Bank/Water and Sanitation Program Cartoon Calendar depicts sanitation and water challenges in the developing world with an eye towards potential related impacts from the changes in the Earth’s climate. Additional cartoons were developed to appeal to regional audiences which are included below. We hope these cartoons help keep these issues in mind as decisions are made around action that can improve the lives and livelihoods of poor people around the world.
Vladimir Kadyrbaev is a well-known cartoonist from Kazakhstan. Trained as a physicist, he began his career as a schoolteacher, later being drawn more exclusively to creative arts. Since 1985, his cartoons have been published daily in many newspapers in Kazakhstan and Russia. He also produced an animated cartoon movie in 2006. He has won multiple prizes at international cartoon exhibitions in Belgium, Canada, Italy, Poland, Turkey, and more.
Jesus Felix-Diaz a young Peruvian illustrator studied Arts at University Catolica of Peru. Jesus has published many covers and illustrations for famous Peruvian magazines such as Poder, Dedo Medio, and Moda. His best artworks can be found in the blog www.poloverde.blogspot.com
Sudhir Dar is one of India’s most eminent cartoonists and lives in New Delhi. He has delighted millions of readers for almost four decades with a pocket cartoon called ‘This is it!’. Dar is a winner of several national and international awards and has featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post and several other prestigious publications worldwide. MAD magazine called him a ‘Tasty Indian Nut’.
James Kamawir a.k.a Kham has been drawing ever since he can remember. While caricatures of his school teachers repeatedly landed him in trouble, this budding talent later earned him the position of Editorial Cartoonist at Kenya Times Media Trust in 1989. His excellence as an artist has also seen him honored; in 2003, Kham was awarded the Kenya Union of Journalists’ Cartoonist of the Year. In 2008, he was named the KEMEP Cartoonist of the Year.
Kham’s work has featured in exhibitions at the Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institute, British Cultural Centre, and Japan Information and Cultural Centre in Nairobi, Kenya among others in Tanzania, Finland, Italy and Germany. He has also contributed cartoons to the Detroit Free Press and The San Francisco Chronicle (1992) and produced publications such as Bongoman in the Gulf, Kham in Khamland, Macho Yamji, The Ozone Story (UNEP) and The Border Book I & II (PATH).Kham’s training is in animation and 3D animation (School of Electronic Art, San Fransisco and Shang Tao Media Arts College, Nairobi).
Frank Odoilives lives in Kenya and his career spans three decades. Currently, his work is being published simultaneously in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and the United Kingdom. His work has gained international recognition and his comic books Golgoti and Akokhan have been published as albums in Finland and Sweden. (Like 1995). Odoi has also been featured in several exhibitions in Lagos, Sao Paolo, Algiers and the Nordic countries. He has also worked as a resource person in several workshops for promoting comics on development in Africa.
Frank Odoi was Cartoonist of the Year in 1985, 1986, 2004 and Best strip Cartoonist in 2008 in Kenya. He was also awarded Cartoonist of the Year 2005 in Ghana ."
Wisnoe Lee is a Jakarta-based artist whose cartoon characters and illustrations appear in a gamut of ads from sleek cars to mobile phone service providers. While Wisnoe has created a number of different comic strips, his pet project is an online series, Gibug, which features a corrupt official who has lost everything and is given a second chance--living a simple life as a whimsical bajaj (tricycle) driver roaming around the notorious streets of Jakarta with his cat, Oncom.
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