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Planet Divoc 91 - Interfer

Planet Divoc 91

Planet Divoc 91

Interfer Has Been Working With VOCAL (University Of Manchester), Wowbagger Productions And DBT Alliance To Produce An Innovative Nine-Part Webcomic, Planet DIVOC-91. You Can Now See The First Chapter On Webtoon. Our Aim Is To Inspire Audiences, Create A New Forum For Discussion, And Ultimately, To Inform Scientific Research And Policy.

The Project Is A Huge Collaborative Effort, With Stories And Artwork From Acclaimed Comic Creators, Articles From Young People And The Involvement Of Scientists And Researchers From A Wide Range Of Disciplines Spanning Infectious Diseases, Behavioural Sciences, Health Economy, Health Inequalities And More. Young People Have Been Interviewing Experts For The Comic, So Far They’ve Spoken To The UK’s Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance, And Researchers From Public Health, Immunology And Social History.

The Comic Is A Sci-Fi Satire In Which All Young Adults Between The Age Of 16-25 Have Been Transported To Planet DIVOC-91. In The Story, 23 Year Old Sanda Learns That The Earth Is At Risk Of An Extinction Level Event. All Young Adults Have Been Moved To Safety By The Board Of Adversity Scientists For Intergalactic Leadership’ (BASIL), Led By A Charismatic And Fearsome Alien Named Ardo. The Comic Chapters Are Being Created Over The Next Few Months, So The Story Will Be Informed By The Real World Of COVID-19. 

The Project Will Share Young People’s Thoughts And Views About Pandemics And Related Research, Feed Into Scientific Research And Policy, As Well As Inspire And Challenge Our Research Communities To Think About The Best Ways Of Actively Involving Young Adults In Ongoing And Future Research.

The Series Will Be Released Monthly On Webtoon, Which Has A Global Audience Of 10 Million Readers Daily. Find The Comic Here.

For News About The Comic Follow @PlanetDivoc91 On Twitter And Instagram.

Planet DIVOC-91 Is Produced By Vocal And Wowbagger Productions, In Association With The UK Academy Of Medical Sciences. Many Thanks To Partners For Their Funding And Support; NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, Royal Society Of Chemistry, Science And Technology Facilities Council And The University Of Manchester Through The Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund Award.


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