Mira Merali’s current work is an ongoing project which combines superhero iconography with the history of Kazakhstan. She decided to make superheroes set in Kazakhstan for two reasons. Firstly, to counter the over-representation of American issues within superhero comics. Secondly, this project is an opportunity for her to learn about her own country’s history and issues which plague the nation; such as authoritarianism and rising nationalism. The artist is currently experimenting with comic book illustration, planning a series of dry-points and screen prints.