COP 26 Cartoon Gallery

COP26 Cartoon Gallery


Fun is FUNctional

Humor, like humanitarian work, is about the gap between what is and what should be. It flourishes in the midst of our absurdities, contradictions, tensions, and denial. Cartoonists can help us notice, then confront, what is unacceptable yet accepted. 


Usual climate events rarely lead to candor and creativity, which we urgently need. Our “Cartoonathons” engage climate stakeholders and professional humorists, co-creating tools for risk communication. 

Confused?  Terrified?  Seeking Inspiration?

Learn more about our innovative use of humor for climate risk management: A journey from “Huh?”  to “HaHa” to “AHA!”

Contact our innovation lead, Pablo Suarez

This Cartoon Gallery shows 60 of the hundreds of cartoons created during our  events with partners. You can view these cartoons, as well as annotate them and view other people’s annotations, by visiting the cartoon gallery.

Some examples of cartoonathons in the past months
Cartoon Gallery

Some examples of cartoonathons in the past months

Cartoon artists are listening to our conversations and share what they hear! You are invited to listen…

Enter the gallery


Concept, Design, Curation: Pablo Suarez

Artists: Betje, Ben Schwartz, Diego Cadena, Emily Flake, Felipe “Feggo” Galindo, Glen LeLievre, Hameed “Ham” Khan, Irene Coletto, Jeremy Nguyen, Kendra Allenby, Khalid Albaih, Liam Walsh, Bethuel Mangena, Maya Adams, Pablo Suarez, Pat Byrnes, Paul Bisca, Peter Kuper, Rebeka Ryvola, Rohan Chakravarty, Tom Toro.

Layout: Kevyn Fairchild , Janot Mendler de Suarez



Thank You for convening and financing “Cartoonathon” events that led to co-creating these cartoons: Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, BMW Foundation, CJRF, GCF-IRM, GFDRR, GIZ, HumaniTech, ICLEI, ICRC, IFRC, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, OSF, SEI, World Bank.

Thank You for supporting “Cartoonathon” events: CartoonCollections, GoodFocusGames.

Thanks for making this “COP26 Cartoon Gallery” possible: Bettina Koelle, Carina Bachofen, Leah Lovett, Identity Group.


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