By John Hicklenton

The ultimate paintings of a comics visionary, this extreme, hallucinatory tale with paintings of breathtaking depth is a real picture novel, enticing final issues of existence, demise, and salvation The past due John Hicklenton was once considered one of Britain's best comedian booklet artists, recognized for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he dropped at the 2000AD/Judge Dredd titles and Nemesis the Warlock. His final picture novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the quest of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge opposed to the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, pink in enamel and claw, whose fans, a legion of the damned, glance rather a lot like us. the realm of the Longpig is wealthy in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that bear in mind Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a real crossover of the picture novel shape with wonderful artwork. John took his personal lifestyles with the aid of an assisted death staff, following a heroic fight with a number of sclerosis. This book was drawn and written in foreknowledge of his forthcoming demise, and its perception into common topics of existence, demise, salvation, and damnation turns out to come back from a spot among worlds. Its phrases these of a prophet, its paintings transcending the comedian e-book shape, 100 Months will redefine the grownup picture novel.

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Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth, 1988 5 The Bird has always been a favourite with man ... In the fable of the Greek as in the saga of the Norseman, in the polished odes of the Latin as in the more spontaneous lyrics of the English, it is the image of all that is light, and innocent, and graceful. Especially is it the embodiment of human aspiration; of the desire of the human heart, when oppressed with the burden and the mystery of this unintelligible world, to take to itself wings, and flee away, and be at rest.

But to describe such claims as a recognition of the "equality of life forms" is to misrepresent Hinduism. For example, the Kamasutra of Vatsayana, written somewhere between the first and sixth century, exhorted women to join men in learning the "art of cockfighting, quail-fighting and ram-fighting" - scarcely egalitarian (or even considerate) sporting traditions! There is undoubtedly a worthy respect evidenced in Hinduism for other species. M. "4 Thus the use of animals by humans was permissible.

Chief Seattle almost certainly made an environmentalist speech of a kind, somewhere on or near the west coast of the United States sometime between 1853 and 1855. We cannot be more precise than that. A Dr. Henry Smith witnessed the oration and it is said he made copious notes on it. However, Smith probably did not understand Seattle's native tongue. Presumably his notes were a derivative rendering. Smith did not write up the speech from the notes probably based on a translation until more than thirty years after the speech was delivered.

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