In 1918, THE EMISSARY was sent here to help humans understand the consequences of consuming fossil fuels. His own planet, orbiting the star Proxima Centauri, suffered a mass extinction event when CO2 levels reached what we see today on earth.
What people are saying
That’s telling it like it is!
Thank you for this reminder and call to action for these very, very troubling climate times.
It makes one think not only about the necessity of migration for birds, butterflies, but also people.
Great work, entertaining.
Really creative and enjoyable.
Keep the good thoughts coming.
The idea for The Emissary was to attempt to build awareness that pollution leads to climate change, and came out of frustration that science and weather reporting were not persuading the public or politicians to act. Perhaps people would listen to the Emissary, a creature from a distant planet already ruined by pollution.
The lack of action to reverse levels of co2 will eventually create chaos and suffering that old politics and existing boundaries will not be able to control.
David Steidl has had a long-standing interest in the intersection of science and art. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in fine arts/graphic design, he has worked extensively in the field for over 30 years, encompassing a range of media that include photography, film, corporate multimedia, and print design. This is Steidl’s first graphic tale. He lives in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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