If you’ve been reading my posts on TMV in the last year or so, you know that threats to the environment are something I care about deeply. But I’ve also learned an important lesson over the course of my life — sometimes the best way to get a message across about something you care deeply is with a bit of humor.
I try to combine these two things, along with a cast of quirky characters in a graphic novel. Yup – me at age, well, won’t mention that – creating a graphic novel. Who says baby boomers can’t be cool?
Will a major oil company’s greed and foolishness spawn an environmental disaster so serious it could threaten the earth itself? And can this horror be foiled by a most unusual team; two baby boomers, a parrot and a French bulldog? They’re the ones who must take on a greedy oil company to save the world. That’s the plot of my new graphic novel, The Big Belch.
Along with the baby boomers, a cranky parrot of considerable intelligence, and lovable French bulldog, there is a whole cast of greedy oil company executives, a Strangelove-like scientist, corrupt bureaucrats, clueless dopers, desperate twenty-somethings, etc.
Here’s a link to my The Big Belch project on Kickstarter. The project has gotten a really good start off the block, but The Big Belch now needs some afterburner help. More specifically, it needs a bunch of small, $5 and $10 pledges, to kick the momentum motor into high gear.
It’s a project of my own heart. I hope it feels that way to some TMV visitors as well. I’ve also tried to make the gifts that come with the pledges appealing.
Up the earth! Screw big oil!