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Comments on The Big Belch

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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.

It’s Ja-Mon, ©Kay Wood, New art from The Big Belch graphic novel

Still drawin’ The Big Belch graphic novel

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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.

The Big Belch, art, pg. 80, ©Kay Wood 2013

President Obama’s call for climate action

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President Obama delivered what has been called “his most forceful push for action on global warming” this past Tuesday, June 25, 2013. What he called for is absolutely the right way to go. In fact, it has been the right way to go since the Jimmy Carter administration forty years ago when the exact same things with the exact same arguments both for and against were proposed.

A lot of political theatre has unfolded about President Obama’s call for action, just as it has every time the environment or climate showed up in the media since the 1970s. Maybe this time we will actually do at least some of the things that were called for back when flower children and miniskirts were new.

Had we not engaged in forty years of obfuscation and outright deception – brought to us by the same people who told us for decades that tobacco was good for us – the USA would own this vital lucrative economic sector instead of China and Germany as is the case now.

Had we started to do the right things back then, people would not now be dying and suffering untold other harm from the super storms and mega fires that now happen here with increasing frequency.

What will our planet look like in another forty years if we don’t enact the sensible measures that the president has put forward? How long will we survive as a species if we continue to dither in the facing of a pressing danger?

Alternative energy now

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Today – June 19th – The World Bank issued a report about how very serious threat from Climate Change is titled “Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience.” There is also now a movement on college campuses to force their endowments to divest from oil companies. Another thing I heard in the last couple of days is that there is significant science showing that women giving birth in areas with a lot of soot and other pollution from fossil fuels have twice the rate of having children born with autism. So my update is – don’t wait, let’s go alternative energy now!

I’m making good progress on The Big Belch. Just starting on the drawings for page 50 of 100.

Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day! Be kind to your planet.
Best,
Kay

 The Big Belch, picnic, ©2013 Kay Wood

Oh – and in case you’re wondering, yes I’m working hard on The Big Belch. In this page Monty, Maureen, Fletcher and François have a picnic lunch with Harold.

New Big Belch art – poor Harold

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Poor Harold, The Big Belch ©2013 Kay Wood

Good news

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Big Oil wants to hire MicroGreene, Big Belch ©2013 Kay WoodPhil just got off the phone with Ted Fullbore at Big Oil. Things just might be looking up for MircoGreene, the struggling start-up owned by Phil and George and the place Harold works.

Thank you Big Belch supporters!

The Big Belch ©2013 Kay Wood
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/704467087/the-big-belch-graphic-novel

98% funded

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98% funded toward The Big Belch Kickstarter goal with 7 days still to go. The goal deadline is March 24th, 9:56 a.m. Yikes that’s coming up fast.

The Big Belch ©2013 Kay WoodPlease help The Big Belch project reach its goal and help its environmental crime fighters save the planet.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/704467087/the-big-belch-graphic-novel