Comic Strips

IWB’s comic strip column is a space for exploring cross-cultural encounters through the revealing, yet light-hearted lens of humour.

If you’d like to contribute, email iwb@brown.edu with your comic strips ideas – our graphic designers will help you develop your story into a strip!


LOST IN TRANSLATION: PANTS VS. TROUSERS

Our new series, titled “Lost in Translation,” narrates the sometimes comedic, sometimes confusing miscommunication that takes place when different cultures and languages interact.

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Written by Mei Araki ’19 / Art by Bonny Cai ’17


FIRSTS: THE BLUETOOTH ENIGMA

Our inaugural series, titled “FIRSTS,” narrates the cognitive dissonance that internationals experience in their first encounters with various American norms.

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Written by Sakura Nakada ’17 / Artwork by He Ri Kwon ’16


FIRSTS: BANANAS

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Written by Saron Mechale ’17 / Artwork by Bonny Cai ’17


FIRSTS: BED BATH & BEYOND

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Written by An Truong ’17 / Artwork by He Ri Kwon ’16


FIRSTS: COFFEE

Written by Devika Girish / Artwork by Bonny Cai

2 Responses

  1. Syaiful
    Syaiful / 5-2-2018 / ·

    Good comic

  2. ubai
    ubai / 1-29-2019 / ·

    Good job

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