Who better to imagine the global apocalypse than comic artists?
As Kevin mentioned yesterday, ABC News will present an environmental special called Earth 2100, which is hosted by Bob Woodruff and will feature a graphic novel-style sequences by Josh Neufeld, Sari Wilson, Joe Infurnari, George O’Connor, Tim Hamilton and Leland Purvis. The special runs tonight on ABC at 9 p.m. Eastern.
From Kamandi and Scout to “Old Man Logan,” comics have had a long history of detailing life after everything falls apart, and it’s pretty cool to see that ABC noticed.
“When ABC News’s Documentary Group approached me last fall to collaborate on a motion comic for an upcoming primetime show about climate change called Earth 2100, I was excited,” said Neufeld on his LiveJournal. “Through an imagined future scenario — intermixed with interviews with scientists, a global summit simulation, and user-generated videos — the two-hour special explores the effects of catastrophic climate change, and educates viewers on possible solutions.”
Neufeld and his wife, Sari Wilson, did the work under the banner of their writing and art studio, Dojo Graphics, where you can find additional artwork.
“For fledgling Dojo Graphics, Earth 2100 has been a dream project: creating an original science fiction script, connecting with a prime-time TV audience, the chance to explore new storytelling techniques and to weigh in on one of our era’s most critical issues,” said Wilson. “The show that will air to ABC’s millions of viewers next Tuesday night is the first (that we know of) integration of motion comics, traditional documentary, and user-generated content. We’re thrilled to have been part of this experiment, and, like you, are eagerly awaiting Tuesday night to see the final result.”