Cartoon Movement editors Matt Bors and Tjeerd Royaards spent a month in Haiti earlier this year with the goal of finding an artist and writers for a comic journalism project to document the issues facing that country after the devastating 2010 earthquake. The first chapter of the book “Tents Beyond Tents” will be released on the 12 of this month. The chapter was written by Pharés Jerome, a reporter for Le Nouvelliste and drawn by Chevelin Pierre. Matt says that “most reporting on Haiti read across the globe is done on by foreign journalists. It was important to us that this project present a Haitian perspective.”
More chapters will be published throughout 2012 focusing on Haitian politics, the role of NGO’s, and where relief money was spent (or not). Interestingly the comics will be published in English, French, and Creole.