Information on climate change and global warming is often overwhelming and confusing.
This funny adventure comic will take readers aged 9 and above on a global journey of discovery that will help them understand the causes and effects of climate change around the world, what people are doing about it, and how each one of us can make a difference.
This educational graphic novel for kids is also for attentive parents, creative teachers and anyone who is concerned about climate change and wants to learn more by reading a fiction story that is visually stimulating, fun to read and scientifically accurate. Polo the Bear and the many colourful characters he meets on his journey will introduce you to interesting climate change facts and not only teach you what the main terms and concepts of climate change actually mean and how these are reflected around the world, but also several things everyone can do every day to help reduce the effects of climate change.
After having developed his conservation career in such exciting places as Bolivia, Mexico, Ecuador (including the Galápagos islands) and Colombia Alan decided in August 2018 to quit his job and launch himself 100% towards his first true vocation: having by now published three full-length comic books respectively about natural history, evolution and climate change Alan's dream is to become a best-selling author of comics that combine fiction, non-fiction, humour, satire and adventure in order to educate, entertain, and inspire personal engagement towards bettering our world.
Prospective readers of 'The Adventures of Polo the Bear' might wonder how the main character came to be in possession of a sailor's cap and a boat. This passage of the book explains it all.
It was important to establish Polo as a strongly identifiable character, and I feel satisfied that his cap helps achieve this. A strong main character is fundamental to build a good story, and to uphold future books in the series. Think of Tintin for example. Or the Asterix and Obelix duo. It is also important for copyright reasons: from what I have gleaned from my research, a book character that satisfies the criteria for being strongly recognisable and unique is automatically protected under international copyright law. As authors, we need to think of these things early on in the process.