King Features has joined forces with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to raise awareness and help prevent bullying. While many schools and organizations participate by wearing orange today, a number of [KFS] cartoonists created special comic strips to highlight bullying prevention and awareness.
October 24 is Unity Day and a number of King Features Syndicate comic strips have joined in the prevention of bullying venture.
Tea, at the KFS blog, talked to a few of the cartoonists and highlights the comic strips.
King Features also issued a press release promoting the event:
Working closely with
PACER Center, King Features Syndicate, a division of Hearst, has called upon its roster of
cartoonists to create a strip that educates readers about what bullying looks like and
how to be proactive about bullying prevention.
Led by the Six Chix creative team — Isabella Bannerman, Martha Gradisher, Susan
Camilleri Konar, Mary Lawton, Benita Epstein and Stephanie Piro — more than a dozen
King Features cartoonists are promoting kindness, acceptance, and inclusion by
incorporating the color orange, the official color of bullying prevention, into their strips
or featuring storylines that highlight the many different forms of bullying that take place
Some comics, like Dennis the Menace, are also highlighting the effort on their individual sites.
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