New Toons: Closet Conservationist, Signs of Spring
I was listening to a debate on the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC over compact fluorescents and I have to say I have them in every room and I like them (and my lower electric bill) just fine. Anyway, the point of this cartoon isn't that individual acts of conservation don't matter, only that voluntary individual conservation isn't enough to stave off global environmental disaster without serious regulation of business and industry. (Stephanie is all over this with her upcoming graphic novel As the World Burns, and Ruben Bolling had a great cartoon about it last week, "Carbon Offsets 'R' Us")
I knew it was finally spring when I squeezed onto a hot, crowded, un-air-conditioned subway car full of scantily clad New Yorkers and unidentifiable odors and promptly stepped into a puddle of gum so warm it had melted. It took me about six blocks of scraping my shoe to extricate myself. -----
Attention: NYC, I'll be doing a free cartoon slideshow and book launch bash for my first book, Attack of the 50-Foot Mikhaela! on Tuesday June 12 at Bluestockings and you are cordially invited.
ATTACK BOOK TOUR | May 19: Philly at Temple U. ; June 9: Detroit at Green Brain Comics; June 12: NYC at Bluestockings. Soon to come: Boston, DC and more!
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