Escaping Wars and Waves

Posted by Jolie Peters
(@Jolie Peters)

Since 2011, more than five million Syrians have been forced to flee their home country due to an ongoing civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands. Many individuals have documented the refugee struggle for news periodicals and documentaries, but no one has covered the crisis quite like Oliver Kugler.

Commissioned by Doctors Without Boarders, Kugler has traveled around the world to refugee camps where he interviews individuals and documents their stories in the form of a comic.

Omar, by Oliver Kuglar

A large portrait anchors the middle of each frame, and is surrounded by a boarder of frenzied writings and doodles.

The Mental Health Team, by Oliver Kuglar

Each piece poetically portrays the life of the individual Kugler is encapsulating in his work through small anecdotes, quotes and illustrations. All of his work can be found in his new book, Escaping Wars and Waves.