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Seeks — A new climate change themed comic book

I have been a fan of Joey Hartmann-Dow ever since I first saw Joey’s whimsical creatures drawn based on maps. Joey captures a playfulness and warmth to the work. When I needed an artist as a collaborator for my illustrated book, The Amazing Adventures of the Afterbirth of Jesus, I turned to Joey, who created the most adorable living placenta. (Ok, it’s a little creepy too, but that is part of the story.) In the fall I purchased Joey’s 2018 calendar celebrating Bad Ass Women.

Now Joey has begun a comic book series about climate change. Working with the Friends for National Legislation, a Quaker organization in Washington, DC, Joey has created Seeks. Here is the synopsis of Issue 1


When our protagonist J finds out their best friend’s brother Asa is hospitalized for an asthma attack, they want to do everything they can to help– as an activist for climate justice, they see a link between Asa’s dangerous condition, extreme air pollution, and the changing climate in their city of Philadelphia, PA. Although they’ve never reached out to their member of Congress before, J finds themself on a lobby visit with their representative, advocating for climate action as a public health issue, on behalf of their friend’s family and others like them.

You can read the first issue on-line. It’s free to read on-line! Purchase a hardcopy here. I really love this work and continue to feature it as new issues appear. Enjoy!


Author: Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano is a quirky queer Quaker concerned about Climate Change. His website is

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