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THE ADVENTURES OF DALY GRAPHIC NOVELS

Designer: Lab 619 (Tunisia); Collaborator: Search for Common Ground–Tunisia; Location: Tunisia; Years: 2017–18

The Adventures of Daly graphic novel campaign used comic books to counter extremist recruitment that targeted especially vulnerable Tunisian youth. Each comic, centered on a different character’s experience, was developed collaboratively with local teens who reviewed the graphics, stories, and dialogue; the comic then served as a launching point for discussions about creating alternative narratives to violence. The fictionalized accounts in the novels offered stories grounded in real experiences, resulting in authentic narratives that did not revolve around extremism but could address sensitive topics and real issues facing young people in Tunisia.

Image: Graphic novel Soulayma, 2020; Photo: Emna Elloumi, Search for Common Ground Project Officer © Search for Common Ground