As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial - A Graphic Novel
Two of America's most talented activists, Stephanie McMillan and Derrick Jensen, team up to deliver a bold and hilarious satire of modern environmental policy in this fully illustrated graphic novel. The U.S. government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his friends from a corporate animal-testing laboratory. And two little girls figure out the secret to saving the world from both of its enemies (and it isn't by using energy-efficient light bulbs or biodiesel fuel). As the World Burns will inspire you to do whatever it takes to stop ecocide before its too late.
"Razor-sharp critique packaged as cute-kid-and-funny-animal cartoon." —Booklist
"McMillan's expressive style, pared down to the basics and intensified over the years, allows for instant communication of thoughtful rage … a fast-moving page-turner." —The Comics Journal
"In As The World Burns, satire bites through the sharp vampire-pointed teeth of McMillan's corporate overlords … initially, the graphic novel's underlying message may seem heavy-handed and preachy, but the writing is so acutely entertaining that the message doesn't feel force-fed … Plus, the drawings are so darn cute." —Broward/Palm Beach New Times
About Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan
DERRICK JENSEN speaks on behalf of a younger generation whose sense of impatience and indignation stems from the fact that they, like him, will still be walking this earth fifty years from now. Jensen writes beautifully, asking fundamental questions about our civilization and our species. Activist, philosopher, small farmer, teacher, leading voice of uncompromising dissent, Derrick Jensen holds degrees in creative writing and mineral engineering physics. His books include Dreams; Endgame, Volumes 1 and 2; As the World Burns, with Stephanie McMillan; A Language Older Than Words; The Culture of Make Believe; What We Leave Behind, with Aric McBay; The Derrick Jensen Reader, with Lierre Keith; and Deep Green Resistance, with Aric McBay and Lierre Keith.
Activist and artist STEPHANIE MCMILLAN began syndicating her daring political cartoons in 1999. Since then her work has appeared in dozens of publications and has been exhibited in museums across the country. A book based on her comic strip, Minimum Security, was published in 2005. Her book The Beginning of the American Fall will be published October 2012.