Slaying the climate dragon

I was having a really difficult time writing the story for the cantastoria. I had a basic plot and characters, but I just hated everything that I was writing. So, I thought, I totally need to collab with a writer to make this thing happen. I did a bunch of Internet research and, lo and behold, I found a climate scientist that wrote a short fable about climate change for Scientific American. Her name is Kate Marvel and she is a badass. She gave a TED talk on the main stage!

Here is her TED Talk:

Here is her amazing website:

I wrote her a series of tweets explaining my project and asking if I could use her fable for my cantastoria and SHE SAID ABSOLUTELY YES! (happy dance!) I created a storyboard for the fable and have been starting all the graphics for the project.

Here is the fable: