In honor of the Beat’s 11th anniversary ehre are two epic photos from recent social media. In the first, Congressman John Lewis presents signed copies of the March graphic novels to Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala was shot in the head in her native Pakistan for daring to want to get an education for herself and other girls. Lewis is a US civil rights icon whose story is as important now as it was 50 years ago.

In this photo, the Pope holds a copy of the Latin translation of The Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. As Pontiff’s go, this one is pretty awesome.

Comics have no boundaries!


  1. Awesome: please more comics about people who survived hate, and still are able to work to enable and perpetuate non-violent peaceful protesting -a very non-consumer/anti-American theme that needs to become ‘American’. Thank you!

    Also, anyone know of any comics that are about creating interest in participation in government and democracy -as in things like how every June is another generation of ‘Americans’/consumers that graduate from high school w/out a clue as to how to meet their city council members and congressmen, nor how to be involved in town hall meetings, or explain what gerrymandering is, or what all the amendments are, or how to enable and perpetuate cooperation, tolerance, training / learning from others, and especially how to enable and perpetuate *livability* in the former-USA?

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