Whales today are the largest creatures ever to exist on this planet. And they live to us, on this star-orbiting rock we call home.
Yet we know, and see, so little of them.
So, why whales? Good question. From spirit messengers in the Tlingit culture to the ancient cave paintings at Bangudae, humans have been mesmerised by these ocean giants as long as we’ve been conscious beings. Sometimes honoured, sometimes feared, whales emit a fascination in people the world over – including me.
By looking at the history of the human connection to whales – cultural, spiritual and in current times – I’m finding out information from all over the world which links us all.
Using my research, I’m bringing all this information together to create an easily accessible comic/graphic novel, honouring the past and present of these magnificent animals, and our connection to them.
When I began this project in 2020 I had no idea how long it would take me, or what it would end up looking like. And, the longer I work on it, the more I realise this is something that has the possibility to be something hugely important. Bringing together people and cultures the world over, I want this book to be more than just a comic about whales.
If you have something whale-related you’d like to share, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org