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About alex

British cartoonist and writer, living in the Basque Country, but based in New Zealand.

Arctic Circle Comic Strips Reveal Some Inconvenient Truths About Climate Change

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power cartoon 1

The sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power opens this weekend.

In recognition of how the original movie inspired people to act, a special series of Arctic Circle comic strips have been created this week, to highlight how climate change is affecting the Arctic.

Come back tomorrow to see how this storyline develops.
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Packing Up to Move to New Zealand

After four years in Australia, two and a half years in the UK and two years in the Basque Country, it is time to return to New Zealand. It is very hard to leave, so I’ve made a list:

reasons why it is good to live in New Zealand

  • People will (usually) understand what I’m saying
  • I can have a veggie garden and it is unlikely that someone will steal my rosemary
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A Cartoon About Expanding Your Vocabulary

cartoon about pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis being the longest word in the English language.

One of the most distressing things about the current political climate (soundbites being more important than informed, considered policy) is the dumbing down of political discourse. Of course twitter doesn’t help.

Though I have a background in biochemistry, I confess that I didn’t know that pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis was the longest word in the English language. It isn’t a word I’ve ever had cause to use. Fortunately.

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