11 Jun '12, 11am

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Comes to Life in Beautiful Graphic Novel

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Comes to Life in Beautiful Graphic Novel

In the middle of the ocean, all alone save for visiting sea birds and a giant squid, wanders the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- the sad monster protagonist of the charming yet profound graphic novel, I'm Not a Plastic Bag (Archaia ), by Rachel Hope Allison . The story, told without words except for those slipped contextually into the illustrations, follows the adventures of several pieces of trash as they travel from source to sea. They tangle into one another and join forces as they morph into the giant living polymeric blob, alienated and searching for its place in the solemn beauty of nature. © Rachel Hope Allison Allison told TreeHugger, "All this forgotten stuff, out in the remotest ocean, so far away from the people who created it. It gave me this sense of deep loneliness and geeky wonder by turns, and that's what eventually led me to bring it to life as my main char...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/great-pacific-garbage-p...

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