Urban Empathy

by Dian Killian (Author) and Mark Badger (Illustrator)

Dian and Mark are using comics in an innovative way to raise questions and provoke thought about how we conduct ourselves as human beings.

No other city can boast as many super heroes as New York—Superman, Batman, and Spiderman all play out their larger-than-life adventures in the Big Apple. Yet what happens when the action figure genre is applied to a different kind of risk and adventure—every day interactions between New Yorkers? And rather than using physical force or finesse—like Superman and Spiderman—it’s communication skills to the rescue? In action-figure format, Urban Empathy, is a series of vignettes making use of Nonviolent Communication in everyday situations in New York.

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