Blackwheel - written by Yussuf Mrabty and Ali Gadema. Illustration and art and design by Krik Six  

Published on Feb 10, 2015  

BlackWheel is a project developed by the Tell us Another one project at Cartwheel Arts in partnership with Black Box (co/Bright Books) and the Kashmiri Youth Project with the aim of creating a short graphic novel that presents an alternative view of the types of characters, stories and environments popular comics and graphic novels can often portray.

Stereotypically heroes and heroines are musclebound and sexualised, heterosexual, predominantly of white ethnicities, and without human flaws of any kind.

The BlackWheel project has worked with a diverse group of young people from Rochdale to create characters and an environment, and write a story that challenges readers and can provide a new local template for diverse and alternative comics and graphic novels.

Blackwheel has also been developed into a multi-media project and performance that can be used in education with young people to explore sensitive issues and topics.


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