Mokatori is my first comic book project, a (not so far in future) science fiction story on the theme of climate change:
And if the inhabitants of tomorrow sent us letters?
From 2054 to 2084, from Iceland to Afghanistan, from cataclysms to utopias, five stories draw our possible futures during the "Mokatori", the word for climate change among Amazonian Indians
Ep. 0 - "The End" - Mexico City, Mexico, November 27, 2015
Ep. 1 - "Business as Usual" - Reykjavik, Iceland, March 20, 2054
Ep. 2 - "Time Machine" - Taipei, 臺北市, Taiwan, November 13, 2084
Ep. 3 - "In the Shade of Fig Trees" - Farsala, Φάρσαλα, Greece, July 17, 2077
Ep. 4 - "Masters of the Stratosphere" - Walvis Bay, Namibia, February 29, 2060
Ep. 5 - "Living" - Kunduz, کندز, Afghanistan, April 3, 2072
In addition to the satisfaction of achieving my first comic book, and the assumed activist side, I hope this will allow me to give body and emotions to abstract scientific concepts that become too progressively our reality, and that we have difficulty to picture in tables of numbers, or in IPCC's scientific texts and graphics. It's not numbers which make us change, it's our feelings and emotions!
The idea took shape late 2014, I started writing and story-boarding in 2015 and published a small comic "aside" on the same topic in October 2015 before COP21, which allowed me to test the process of creation and publication of a comic from start to finish. Following my participation at the COP21 in Paris (at Place To B !), I completed the script in 2016, to publish this episode 0 digitally in September 2016. I'm drawing episode 1 and the others will follow in the coming months depending on my availability, also published on the web and as ebooks. I aim at the publication of all episodes for the end of 2017, and I hope to print the comic with all the episodes at that time.
How Will the Funding Be Used?
Your tips are primarily intended to give me time to write and draw. Today I make a living from my freelance contracts, and each tip move away from the obligation to seek and carry out contracts to give me more time on the comic. Additionally it also allow me to make bonus illustrations, and share with you tools (brushes, textures, typeface, page templates…) and the "making ofs" that I hardly have time to realize otherwise. A small part of the funding will also come from the sale of ebooks on large online bookstores (Amazon…) and another from the sale of printed comics.
My name is Nylnook (aka Camille Bissuel), I'm an illustrator, grew up and live in the French Alps and I'm interested in the issue of climate change since I understood this incredible challenge by watching the snow melt, by self-constructing my bio-climatic house, and having two little boys. Since then, ecology has become a recurring theme in my drawings and my artistic projects.
In 2008, after studying philosophy and graphics, I settle as a freelance graphic designer and select digital drawing and free software as tools. I work from my home, in team as soon as I get the chance, and specializes in illustration in 2013 under the name Nylnook, the name of a fictional character, a gnome from the North Pole, also touched by climate change.
I have already published a small comic and many freely licensed illustrations to download as wallpaper on my website, and I participated in writing three textbooks on my everyday tools (Scribus, Blender pour le jeu vidéo, Creating Point and Click Games with Escoria).
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