The right cartoon can change the world
It is said that an image is worth a thousand words, and that emotions help people retain information.
In my conservation career I've had to use the conventions of science to communicate about nature: graphs, technical reports, data tables.
These do not command the attention of children, or indeed the great majority of adults.
Yet it is precisely with children and adults who are not necessarily devout conservationists that I want to communicate with; if I want to enhance knowledge, shift attitudes and change behaviours, what is the use of preaching to the choir?
For this reason I create educational comics and cartoons. The idea is to learn while having a laugh.
Check out my site and let me know what you think - I'd love to hear from you!
I'm working on the sequel to my last book, The Adventures of Polo the Bear: a Story of Climate Change.
The second book in the series will be called The Adventures of Captain Polo: Pole to Pole!
Stay tuned to see the progress to launch date!
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