Monday, October 17, 2011

"Jerkwater" - Color Sunday strip

The opening B&W panel was a sort of homage to "Iron-Eyes Cody," who left an impression on me as a youngster with the series of "Keep America Beautiful" anti-littering PSA's that started running on the second Earth Day in 1971. The strip's content and commentary was inspired by the omnipresent stench of pulp mills that are scattered about the coastal waters of Georgia, which also made a lingering impression on me as I explored the barrier islands on many a hike. Odd that in theory it's the same ocean, but the Atlantic just doesn't seem to affect me the same way down here as it does up there.