Grassroots COmic Making
Grassroots Comics is a tool of delivering socially relevant messages to the people in a crisp, interesting and simple way. Generally, comics had been looked up only as books for children’s reading but Grassroots Comics present comics as a powerful medium for common man’s reading and expression. People not only create comics on their own stories but also on issues close to them.
Grassroots comics are those comics which are not prepared by artists but by socially aware people themselves, based on their own understanding. These are also instrumental in initiating debates on such issues. Besides, preparing comics is quite easy and does not require heavy duty technical expertise of any kind. All you need is paper, pen and your imagination.
The application and use of comics is not restricted to the workshop halls only; when these comics are photocopied and are pasted at common places where people would leisurely sit, schools, bus-stops, shops, offices, notice boards and even electricity poles, it leads to debate on the issue focused and here lies the chief function of comics.