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Change Through Comics

July 24, 2018


Joey Hartmann-Dow spent her spring residency as a Friend in Washington creating a comic book. However, Seeks is not an ordinary comic book.

The first issue of Seeks, “Climate Disruption,” is grounded on one of FCNL’s core goals: We seek an earth restored. It tells the story of J who, with the help of their friends, lobbies their member of Congress. The story is packed with practical advice from FCNL on how citizens can lobby.

“The residency enabled me to bring my artist self, my Quaker self, and my activist self to this project,” said artist-activist Hartmann-Dow. “It was pretty cool.”

She is currently working on the second of the Seeks series, focused on mass incarceration.

Hartmann-Dow is a member of the Leigh Valley Friends Meeting. She was an organizer in the 2015 Young Advocacy Corps.

Copies of the comic books can be ordered by calling FCNL at (202) 547-6000.

Seeks, a comic by Joey Hartmann-Dow

Issue 1: Climate Disruption Cover