World Press Freedom Day 2019
Originally trained as an architect, Yemsrach Yetneberk runs an illustration based company with her little brother, called Laughing Gas Design in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For her, cartoons provide an entertaining way to teach the public about a particular topic, to convey a message, and to create awareness about domestic or foreign issues. She sees cartoons as a medium that can appeal to children and adults by using satire and humor to point out issues not always heard. She has a deep desire to see her Ethiopian culture illustrated and animated before she flies to mars for good.