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Fletcher, the environmental crime fighting parrot

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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,
Kay

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.

Fletcher, environmental crime fighting parrot, ©2014 Kay Wood, drawing 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

Almost Three Quarters Done

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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.

The Big Belch, art pg. 75, ©Kay Wood 2013

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.

Global Warming

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You might or might not know that Michael Silverstein is a dynamite writer and is also The Wall Street Poet. This time he’s done a poem about global warming. Of course I had to share it. So here it is.

Global Warming — The Poem

The planet’s on slow boil,
Its temperatures are rising,
You’d think more folks would worry,
Most don’t — which is surprising.

Greenhouse gases are the cause,
Their main source is CO2,
Long trapped methane getting loose,
Adds to this climatic stew

Shrinking ice caps, freaky weather,
Fauna, flora, disappearing
Oceans on more lands intruding,
Wiser heads now feel despairing.

Can we somehow meet the challenge,
Check this global wide assault?
Or just deny the threat is real,
And if it is say: “ain’t our fault.”

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©2013 Michael Silverstein

http://www.wallstreetpoet.com

The Big Belch is progressing nicely. A nice surprise – though why I’m surprised I don’t know – is that my drawing is getting more fluid as I get more and more into it.

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.