Young Pakistani girl Unaiza Ali make new Guinness World Record for the longest cartoon strip
A young brilliant Pakistani student Unaiza Ali Barlas has made new Guinness World Record by creating the ‘Longest Cartoon Strip’ of the world.
Unaiza Barlas is a 20-year old student of Roots Ivy International Schools, who has beaten a Guinness World Record for the longest cartoon strip (individual).
Unaiza has officially broken the previous Guinness World Record of Indian comic book creator, Narayan Debnath. After surpassing Indian record her name has been registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The comic was completed and measured to be 267.38 metres (877 feet long), at Gillani Park Lahore on 12th March 2017. The cartoon strip consisted of a series of black and white squares in the classic comic strip style.
The record breaking ceremony was attended by hundreds of public viewers, media representatives, volunteers, families, special guests and government officials.
Over 50 volunteer students from various colleges and universities assisted to lay out the comic strip. All evidence of the record claim was compiled and sent to the Guinness team which has been recently declared officially.
Unaiza is a passionate artist and founder of an NGO called ‘Art for Humanity’ and is also running a massive charity campaign for the Edhi Foundation.
With devotion and full passion, she completed the comic strip in a year’s time to bring respect, dignity, and identity to Pakistan with her art.
Unaiza has always passionate about the field of arts and cartooning. Talking about the theme of the comic she said:
“There’s a character named Jack, which is all about self-actualization initially. He wanted to achieve his own personal goals, get out of the comic strip and live his own life. After he meets new challenges, he learns to not just dream about his fantasy world of his own, but to excel in his current circumstances and help others in doing so”.
Her love for Pakistan and art is evident from what she’s achieved. She said, “My passion is art, my art is Pakistan, I’m Pakistan Pakistan Zindabad”.
She is currently working as an animation artist on Pakistan’s first 2D hand-drawn cartoon movie and aims to continue working with her team of volunteers and fellow artists.
Unaiza has completed her A-Levels from Roots Ivy. Founder Roots Ivy Riffat Mushtaq said, “Unaiza, a young, talented student of ours, was always very compassionate about humanity. Drawing comic strips and creating comic characters was a natural passion for Unaiza. I often used to see her sitting in one corner of the campus drawing comics”.