More than 120 inspiring graphic stories on environmentalism from the likes of Jane Goodall, Judy Dench, Ricky Gervais and Taika Waititi and Peter Gabriel have been included in a new book, The Most Important Comic Book On Earth, to help save endangered species.
Dubbed “the largest collection of powerful comics calling for planetary change”, The Most Important Comic Book On Earth aims to raise awareness about environmental issues including deforestation, poaching and plastic pollution.
Launched to coincide with COP26, the publication of The Most Important Comic Book on Earth is a significant part of a broader, cross-charity campaign called Rewriting Extinction, founded by Goodenough. Working with charities including World Land Trust, The Wildlife Trusts, Reserva YLT, Born Free, Rewilding Europe and Re:wild, the project aims to raise awareness and fundraise for conservation projects around the world.
Anthology author Paul Goodenough is donating all his author royalties to Rewriting Extinction with each charity receiving a donation to help save species, protect and restore the most important places for biodiversity on earth, and to accelerate restoration projects.
He said: “We are uniting the most important environmental voices on the planet: from indigenous people to activists, from storytellers to celebrities, and helping them collaborate to craft moving comic stories. Through these stories, we aim to raise the money and awareness we need to save as many species from extinction as humanly possible.”
The Most Important Comic Book on Earth, published by Dorling Kindersley, is available now from Amazon and other book retailers
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living