Page 45 Review by Jonathan
"The rainforest is full of bugs."
"I can't see any."
Heh, he soon will, our Cardboard Colin - oh yes! - in this exclusive 2-pager by Philippa Rice for this most worthy conservation conversation compilation! As ever he is accompanied by Pauline, who takes great delight in being his rainforest guide with a difference.
Schoolkids Max and Reuben decided to do their bit to help save the rainforest by creating a comic to raise funds to purchase some rainforest in conjunction with www.worldlandtrust.org. They contacted various creators for submissions which you can read more about on their blog http://bark-cc.tumblr.com/ and the end result was this wonderful self-published comic.
Philippa's strip is just great fun, as is Jack Teagle's, but there are also some more serious and informative pieces in the twelve you'll find inside. How's that for value for money?! You'll see from the interior art there's a great selection of material and I am extremely impressed with what the boys have put together. Budding publishers of the future, perhaps!
All proceeds go to charity, we aren't keeping a penny, so why not buy a copy and support a good cause? Incidentally, just in case you're thinking that buying a paper comic probably isn't the best way to save the rainforest, be assured (as indeed it says on the rear inside cover) that "forestry, paper and printing are amongst the most sustainable industries in existence". Just not illegal logging and deforestation obviously...