Mad Cave Studios And Voices Of Children Team Up To Aid Children Impacted By War
by Brendan M. Allen
Mad Cave Studios and Voices Of Children are teaming up to publish Lower Your Sights, a graphic novel anthology/art book, to raise awareness and proceeds for children impacted by war.
Comic creators and pin-up artists worldwide are invited to tell stories that focus on the consequences of war, the peace/relief effort, and the resulting long-term ripple effect. These are tales about the human condition and how combat affects soldiers, family members, friends, students, doctors, politicians, and allies from afar.
Along with art from Tanya Vovk, Author of Illustrations and Director of Inspiration at Voices Of Children, this graphic novel features illustrations and write-ups from numerous Ukrainian artists, including but not limited to Inna Vjuzhanina, Mari Kinovych, and Yev Haidamaka. All earnings from the book’s sales are being donated to the Voices of Children foundation.
If you’re a creator interested in donating your talents, you may click here to fill out the submission form. Submissions remain open until May 1st.
Voices of Children’s mission statement is as follows:
None of a child may be left alone with a war trauma. This is our mission. With your help, we give psychological and psychosocial support to children who suffered as a result of war operations. It helps them to win the consequences of the war and develop themselves. We also help families to cope with everyday difficulties, treatment and rehabilitation of children, giving individual support.
To give children a voice we create video content, and we are also engaged in promoting children rights in order to change the children’s rights protection system in the country. Our objective is that every child who has suffered from the war in Ukraine must get psychological help in time. Our values: respect for a child’s dignity and rights; understanding of the needs of every child to be heard; faith in getting the best results only with the help of partnership and mutual aid. We are working in various villages and towns along the frontline in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
“For the past few months, after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the foundation has been working non-stop: helping injured children and families from all over the country, providing temporary psychological assistance, assisting in the evacuation of people, providing supplies for relocations, and providing assistance with settlements,” said Lena Rozvadovska, Co-founder and CEO, Voices of Children. “When Mad Cave shared this idea of publishing a graphic novel with Tanya Vovk, right away we were ready to take the next steps.”
“As an American based publisher, our team has been collectively looking into the best way that we may provide aid to those affected by the consequences of this war,” said Mark London, CEO of Mad Cave Studios.
“What Voices Of Children is doing and providing for these families and children is admirable and necessary,” said Allison Pond, Marketing Director of Mad Cave Studios. “We want to do our best to empower Voices of Children, and get supplies to those who need them most.”