Yes I’m working hard on The Big Belch.
I actually have it out for the first round of comments. Not only have my dear friends told me I’ve got some revisions to do, but one said and I quote, “Were you trying to kill yourself!”
Her point being I guess that I’m an idiot who signed on for the huge amount of drawing done already and a lot more to go.
Vastly underestimated what I was getting into. Really thought it would take less time. Beginners mistake, never having done a graphic novel before. But I am actually getting somewhere. So there is hope. Really.
Last night President Obama mentioned climate change promising strong action. Let us hope he follows through – and that he isn’t blocked by naysayers.
“…Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth. But we have to act with more urgency – because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods. That’s why I directed my administration to work with states, utilities, and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air…”
Just wanted touch base. I’m making pretty good progress on The Big Belch drawings. Working on page 102 today. Going to be 110 for the novel itself and I’ll be taking a good friend’s suggestion and adding a back section with fossil fuels/climate change information.
I hope you’re surviving January 2014 OK – not snowed in or iced in or for the different side of the planet, dealing with drought. Climate change is aptly named I think. It does seem to be changing things up.
Thank you for supporting The Big Belch graphic novel project!
All the best,
PS – This is a drawing I did today of Fletcher, the environmental crime fighting parrot, friend and companion to fellow crime fighters; Monty, Maureen and François, the French bulldog.
I hope those of you on the East Coast getting hit with this New Year’s winter gift are doing just fine and staying toasty warm.
May 2014 be absolutely wonderful for you and for the planet.
Now working on page 94. Have a great Solstice, Holiday of your persuasion, and fantastic New Year!
P.S. – It’s four years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana is still cleaning up – 4.6 million pounds of oil just this year! Folks are still picking through tar balls on the tide line and who knows what else is going on. Maybe it’s time to give alternative energy a chance?
I hope you have a ton of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
I’ve got a few myself. One is that it looks like the UN Climate Change Conference may actually have gotten somewhere. Another is really something totally surprising. There’s a new law in Colorado – the first ever – regulating methane emissions from oil and gas development. Wow.
Of course there’s always things like Pennsylvania fracking so much that they’re trying to get the Coast Guard to let them move the waste water on barges. But hey, we need to look on the bright side, right? And that Colorado law is just so cool.
On The Big Belch graphic novel front, I’ve hit a bit of a slow down with computer difficulties. It looks like that may be approaching resolution. However, I have still been drawing. Here’s a picture of page 83, the last one I was able to scan in.
PS – As part of the aforementioned computer problems, all my contacts have disappeared. So if you haven’t heard from me in a while, please email me. Thanks!
Still drawin’ The Big Belch graphic novel. Working on page 81 today, and mighty glad to be doing so! I’ve been suffering a computer glitch nightmare for about a month or so. Gaaaaa! Fingers crossed that this latest attempt at a fix works.
Nearly three quarters done with the drawings for The Big Belch. Or well, at least the first go round. Looking back, there’s a lot I want to revise.
Just finished page 65 yesterday. Getting closer!