New Superheroes for New Generations
Some superheroes and cartoon or manga characters seem to appeal to successive generations. Can we leverage such popularity (using appropriate cultural sensitivity) to tell human rights stories.
Create a range of superheroes, cartoon and manga characters that can be featured across print, film, tv and internet media. Leverage these and other popular characters (eg. Wallace and Grommet) to tell condensed true stories from human rights case studies. Using such characters could maintain anonymity but get the message across to perhaps a different segment of the general audience to raise awareness of injustices and other rights issues.
What kind of resources are needed to get this idea off the ground and/or support it over time?
Considerable creative resources would be involved but time and services might be donated or funded philanthropically. Contributing to projects based on a concept of this sort might be either good practice or provide recognition of emerging talent. Perhaps a competition to design and construct complete stories or even story concepts would provide good starting material.
How could this idea also be adapted to work in low-tech situations?
Mass reproduction of any stories for publication probably dont lend themselves to low-tech solutions. However initial artwork and storyboard development could still be undertaken in traditional ways.