Issa Artoonist is creating Art, Media & Social Justice
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Welcome to my page! I'm glad you landed here.
I am a multimedia artist and a political cartoonist based in the US. My work of art has inspired the human spirit of thousands of people in dozens of countries. I'm convinced that the power of art can save lives and change the world. 
I am globally known as a human rights advocate and a thinker who has collaborated with many well-known, established institutions and artists around the world. I was raised by elderly indigenous women in Africa who could not read a single line of a western book, but they understood the language of Space, Time, Gravity and Daylight. This is one side of my heritage in addition to the formal, western education I was granted. Therefore, I feel that there are many paths to knowledge and approaches to learning ... Art, Media and Social Justice are a few of them.
I use my body as a canvas in creating a contemporary art form. Following political persecution, I found resilience through the art of body painting. I have developed this creative and philosophical approach I call the "Urban Way" to transform my world. I bring voice to the voiceless through my work and light to the faces that are unseen. I have performed my body painting in many place around the world. In 2016, I was listed as one of the 100 most influential artists and thinkers in the world by "Tropics Magazine". 
The main purpose of my work is to move people to take action. Through this work, we have brought fresh water to over 20,000 people who never tasted it before, and over made 3000 shipments of medical equipment to rural African villages. This Summer 2017, we launched Radio Taboo, a solar powered community radio serving one million people in ten languages. This radio station is located in the middle of the equatorial forest and is providing music, storytelling, public health and disability' news by the local people and for the local people.  This is what the Power of Art can do. In 2011, the United Nations and the French National Assembly invited me to give a speech for the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Convention. In 2015, after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, I was one of four artists who spoke to the Human Rights Council on the 'Defense of Artistic Expression', and our resolution was brought to the Security Council, and passed.
I have published over 5000 cartoons, illustrations and graphic novels. My latest cartoon book, 'Art Stronger Than Hate', was published in 2015 by Alamo Bay Press in Austin Texas.

Welcome to my page! I'm glad you landed here.
I am a multimedia artist and a political cartoonist based in the US. My work of art has inspired the human spirit of thousands of people in dozens of countries. I'm convinced that the power of art can save lives and change the world. 
I am globally known as a human rights advocate and a thinker who has collaborated with many well-known, established institutions and artists around the world. I was raised by elderly indigenous women in Africa who could not read a single line of a western book, but they understood the language of Space, Time, Gravity and Daylight. This is one side of my heritage in addition to the formal, western education I was granted. Therefore, I feel that there are many paths to knowledge and approaches to learning ... Art, Media and Social Justice are a few of them.
I use my body as a canvas in creating a contemporary art form. Following political persecution, I found resilience through the art of body painting. I have developed this creative and philosophical approach I call the "Urban Way" to transform my world. I bring voice to the voiceless through my work and light to the faces that are unseen. I have performed my body painting in many place around the world. In 2016, I was listed as one of the 100 most influential artists and thinkers in the world by "Tropics Magazine". 
The main purpose of my work is to move people to take action. Through this work, we have brought fresh water to over 20,000 people who never tasted it before, and over made 3000 shipments of medical equipment to rural African villages. This Summer 2017, we launched Radio Taboo, a solar powered community radio serving one million people in ten languages. This radio station is located in the middle of the equatorial forest and is providing music, storytelling, public health and disability' news by the local people and for the local people.  This is what the Power of Art can do. In 2011, the United Nations and the French National Assembly invited me to give a speech for the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Convention. In 2015, after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, I was one of four artists who spoke to the Human Rights Council on the 'Defense of Artistic Expression', and our resolution was brought to the Security Council, and passed.
I have published over 5000 cartoons, illustrations and graphic novels. My latest cartoon book, 'Art Stronger Than Hate', was published in 2015 by Alamo Bay Press in Austin Texas.

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