#RewritingExtinction, year-long fundraising project gets underway with first comic by Cara Delevingne

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#RewritingExtinction, a major, hopefully world-changing storytelling campaign and fundraiser to finally stop species going extinct, forever, has just launched. It’s project that not only promotes great environmental causes, but is being enhanced by comics, too!

The first, “Melody”, by Cara Delevingne, Eco Resolution, Kieron Gillen and Sean Phillips, “made with deep love and optimism”, dropped onto the official #RewritingExtinction web site, social media yesterday, on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter – and there’s much more to come!

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Rewriting Extinction is a campaign to raise money and awareness for seven projects to tackle both the climate and the biodiversity crisis.These project are evidence-based, actionable, and ready to rollout in the next 12 months and will help stop species going extinct, once and for all.

The overarching plan comprises projects from Greenpeace, World Land Trust, Born Free, Re:wild, The Wildlife Trusts, Reserva and Rewilding Europe, and promotes simple, but powerful, actions we can all take.

Rewriting Extinction want to represent a moment in time when, collectively, we put species extinction and biodiversity to the top of all our agendas. All the projects they are aiming to fund offer permanent solutions that can start right now… within the 12 months the campaign will run.

Along with scientists, artists, writers, and activists, I’m pleased to report that myself and Lew Stringer created a new humour strip for this project, and we’re honoured to be part of it, alongside the likes of Cara Delevingne, Dame Judi Dench, Peter Gabriel, Ricky Gervais, Jane Goodall, Sir Lenny Henry, Lucy Lawless, Andy Serkis, KT Tunstall, and many more.

Almost 200 comic creators from around the globe are involved in the project, including Charlie Adlard, Brian Azzarello, David Baillie, Doug Braithwaite, Conor Boyle, Jim Campbell, Amy Chu, Garth Ennis, Glenn Fabry, Simon Furman, Kieron Gillen, Paul Goodenough, Sarah Graley, Jenny Jinya, Davey Jones, Alan Moore, Ben Oliver, Sean Phillips, Chris Ryall, Alex Segura, Geoff Senior and Alicia Souza.

Together, we’re taking matters into our hands and creating stories to raise the money and awareness we need to save as many species as is humanly possible… We are #RewritingExtinction!

This year-long storytelling campaign is going to be epic. My thanks to Paul Goodenough for asking me to be part of it. The amount of work he and the team around him have put into getting this project off the ground is, simply, astonishing.

If you are able, please do donate, tag your friends, like, share and comment the social media posts on your preferred platforms. Together we want to create an undeniable global voice for change.

Thanks for reading. Please join us!

• Check out the first strip, and donate at the official #RewritingExtinction web site| Visit the RewritingExtinction social media sites on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter

Please consider pre-ordering The Most Important Comic Book On Earth here – it’s for a great cause

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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