UNICEF Climate Comic Contest: introducing Earth Boy

Malaysia's Emerson Chong's comic Earth Boy makes the finals of UNICEF's Climate Comic Contest

by Diana Chai
earth boy comic strip
19 April 2019

Superheros are more in fashion today than ever. Maybe it’s because the world needs their powers like never before. To encourage children and young people to think about the environment in a way that is engaging to them, UNICEF devised the Climate! Comic! Contest! where young participants were tasked with coming up with a superhero to deal with a particular environmental issue.

For this contest, 9 year old Emerson Chong created Earth Boy. Earth Boy also known as Jason was a science prodigy who created two potions that he hoped would help him save the earth. Watch Emerson introduce us to Earth Boy!


Emerson is an avid cartoonist and has held workshops on cartooning for school-going children during school holidays. Check out this speedy video of him drawing Earth Boy!



If you’re keen to read the full Earth Boy Comic produced together with UNICEF Illustrator, Wendy Concepcion; click here to download