|Rough Sketch for T-Shirt Design done in Quill on Nexus 7|
As cartoonists, we have the ability to tap into the collective psyche of our reader/viewers. Our unique talents can also be pressed into service for the greater social good (besides mere "self expression") when circumstances warrant it.
I hereby propose that we form an image bank of copyright-free designs that can be disseminated for the purpose of raising public awareness of the imminent catastrophe that our food supply will endure if this pandemic bee die-off continues.
|Sign enamel on aluminum, 24" x 30", 10/13|
Now that Colony Collapse Disorder is the current Time cover story, this sketch of mine, done in response to anti-GMO blogs several months ago, is very much mainstream. I would like all concerned cartoonists to send me a jpg as an attachment (lo-res please) of your custom design with the simple slogan:
SAVE THE BEES ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
My next post will feature all designs received (and I'll make this one print-worthy). Include your contact info should a high-res version be needed. At that time I would hope that anyone with social networking skills will help send the images out to any potential sources that might fabricate posters, t-shirts, magnets, mugs, etc. If you have finished product, so much the better. Beyond mere sloganeering, there are many tangible things that individuals can do to fight this imminent agricultural catastrophe. Nobody is going to make money on this deal, but maybe we'll help in the effort to insure the future of the avocado. Plus almonds, apples, asparagus, broccoli, blueberries, onions, cucumbers, celery, plums, watermelons and tangerines. Despite the likelihood of massive crop failures, though, we could still be able to have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Rest assured that the humble peanut and grape may survive this blight without pollination.