Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Animal Advocacy


I do not often use my drawings for political activism, but this comic is an exception. It highlights two issues I feel very strongly about.
1. The freedom for persons of all ages to enjoy children's books (or "picture books," in age-neutral language). 2. Equal representation in children's books for animals of ALL species (not just the cute, friendly ones).Please join me in my quest for these important human and animal rights. Power to the pangolins!You can order a poster here. But don't overreact and burn your copy of "Horton Hears a Who."   




23 comments:

Elizabeth W said...

This would make a great poster for bookstores and childrens' librarians!

NellieVaughn said...

But I am going whale watching in May. More whales!

J.Bru said...

Ah! Love it! My alphabet book is coming out in May and I've got narwhals, civets, armadillos, lobsters, and zebus! http://heybeast12.tumblr.com/tagged/armadillo-to-zebu

Anonymous said...

But what's your position on lemurs?

Grant said...

Lemurs are part of the animal upper-middle class. They are dangerously close to becoming too popular!

Uncle Skip, said...

Power to the porcupine!

vanderleun said...

What about the Polio virus? Let's bring back that lovable virus!

Anonymous said...

isn't the slow loris a type of lemur? anyway i loooove lemurs. especially aye-ayes!

Grant said...

Anonymous: Wikipedia says "The family Lorisidae is found within the infraorder Lorisiformes with the family Galagidae, the galagos. This infraorder is a sister taxon of Lemuriformes, the lemurs."

Whatever that means :)

Fadzil Sulaiman said...

lovely animals...wonder how can you make stories out of urchins

Juan Ignacio Pumarino said...

Okapis, we need okapis now.

Paul said...

I absolutely support your crusade, being myself a great advocate of pangolins, tatoos and earthworms.
http://hippopotable.blogspot.fr/search/label/pangolin

Coen D said...

As an admin of www.salamanders.nl I couldn't agree more! :)

Ralph E. Vaughan said...

Up with urchins? But they already overrun my neighborhood, quite aggravating with their incessant noise and destructive antics. Should be on the endangered species list. Wait...do you mean the other kind? Sorry.

Attack! said...

I heartily concur with the lack of representation the modern narwhal recieves in childrens lit. It's vital we stay united on this front.

One horn, one whale.
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Camemberu said...

Hurrah! I have long felt the need for better and more equal representation of the animal kingdom! More marmosets, buttonquails, axolotls and nudibranchs!

Greasemonkey said...

What, no quokkas?

Laura Caldwell (Annie Banannie) said...

I'm a balloon artist. If it makes you feel any better, I've had kids ask me to make balloon narwhals lately. Your campaign must be working!

Anonymous said...

What about SLOTHS? Real ones, not that one from ice age...
I love sloths best of all!

Anonymous said...

I think you should advocate for Capybaras. They need all the help they can get as the largest rodents in the world.

rosemary said...

Lorises! Are you unaware of Scott Westerfeld's best-selling YA steampunk series, Leviathan, in which Lorises figure largely? (Although they don't show up until the second volume, I believe...)

http://scottwesterfeld.com/books/leviathan/

Fernanda Villava said...

We need more sharks! Beautiful, amazing sharks! :D

Tara Lazar said...

Please submit this as a Threadless tee. I'd buy it!