Last year, French illustrator and comic artist Léonard Chemineau created a wonderfully pertinent poster featuring the 12 types of Climate Change Denialism that’s now gone viral, especially as he happily encourages people to feel free to share, print, and download his images as much as you want!
“Where is your favourite politician among these?”, he challenges.”Where is your old uncle? Where is your neighbour? And where are you?”
All his separate “denialist” images are available here, along with a high resolution version of the complete poster here, in English, French, German and other languages.
Born in 1982, Léonard Chemineau is an engineer by training, specialising in the environment and sustainable development. Initially recognised in the Angoulême Festival 2009 Young Talents competition, his first graphic novel, Les Amis de Pancho Villa (The Friends of Pancho Villa) was published in 2012. More recent projects include Les Premiers (2015) and Le Travailleur de la nuit (The Night Worker, 2017).
His latest project, La Bibliomule de Cordoue, written by Wilfrid Lupano (Les Vieux Fourneaux, Blanc Autour), coloured by Christophe Bouchard, is due for release in French in November by Dargaud. It’s a fantastic-looking historical adventure that centres on Tarid, a chubby eunuch in charge of the library of Cordoba, determined to save thousands of books from destruction on the order of a new ruler seeking support from religious fanatics.
Tarid collects as many books as he can from the endangered library, loads them on the back of a passing mule and runs away, into the hills north of Cordoba. Joined by Lubna, a young black copyist, and Marwan, his former apprentice turned thief, he undertakes the craziest of adventures: to cross almost all of Spain with an overloaded “bibliomule”, pursued by Berber mercenaries…
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.