Greetings from the world of science! The natural world is a wonderful place to explore, and it is very explorable through comics. Awesome ‘Possum, Volume 3, is a natural science comic anthology exploring the natural world. It is run by CCS alum Angela Boyle (that’s me), and it is now live on Kickstarter.
The third volume includes 45 creators, double the size of volume 2, and quadruple the size of volume 1. This volume has over 350 pages of black and white comics and illustration. This volume had open submissions, and a lot of CCSers applied.
Angela Boyle is a natural science illustrator, cartoonist, and editor. Her favorite animal is the Brazilian tapir. She owns two corgis, Nisa and Ernie. She has run Awesome ‘Possum since 2014. The anthology started after Angela took a natural science illustration certificate program at the University of Washington. She and her classmates weren’t ready to stop learning, and thus the anthology was born.
Allison Bannister (’15) is cartoonist originally from Kansas. She loves cats, tea and dinosaurs, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Communication.
From Allison’s comic “Xiphactinus”
Bill Scavone, a medical illustrator, lives in VT with his wife & kids, cat, dog, goats, ducks, chickens, and bees. He’s taught life drawing at CCS since 2008.
From Bill’s comic
Bridget Comeau (’15) is a self-proclaimed gnome queen, mushroom enthusiast, and lover of all woodland creatures. In addition to her comic, she is offering fantastic mushroom charms as a level on the Kickstarter.
From Bridget’s comic “The Degu”
Hedj (’17) is a cartoonist from rural New York. When not drawing, Hedj enjoys cooking, costuming, catching salamanders, and crying about cartoons.
From Hedj’s comic “Don’t Call it a Comeback”
Iris Yan is a Brazilian-Chinese cartoonist who is a professionally trained aura reader. She believes life is humorous and likes to make funny comics.
From Iris’s comic “How I Met Your Father”
Kelly L. Swann (’16) enjoys telling characters’ stories through comics, as well as illustrations & portraits. She also enjoys studying history, films, people & drumming. Kelly is also offering a custom illustration in the Kickstarter.
Vulture illustration by Kelly
Moss Bastille (’17) spends his time making comics and trying to trick people into thinking he’s an adult. He was raised by squirrels.
From Moss’s comic “Holy Fire”
Ross Wood Studlar is a park ranger at Yellowstone. He practices martial arts and cooks a wholesome pasta salad.
From Ross’s comic “Resurrection”
Salakjit (’16) was born in Bangkok, Thailand and raised in Queens, NY. She is a cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker. When she’s not making art, Salakjit enjoys reading, sleeping, and eating spicy food.
From Salakjit’s comic “Matriarchy”
Shashwat Mishra is an Indian artist who has seen the Royal Bengal Tiger in the jungle on two different occasions and lived to tell the tale. He also loves a good steak.
From Shash’s comic “Terrors of the Deep”
Stephanie Zuppo (’15) is a cartoonist and educator living in Burlington, VT. She writes & draws the series Belchville, VT, which contains a lot of moose. Stephanie is also offering lasercut wood with an image of a moose from her comic as a level on the Kickstarter.
From Stephanie’s comic “Moose Decline”
Tom O’Brien’s (’15) previous works include Rita, Madam Geneva, and Pouty Pope. He lives in Troy, NY.
From Tom’s comic “Bats in Flight”
You can help fund the third volume through the Kickstarter until 3pm on October 21, 2016.