Ethical Consumer cartoonist launches Kickstarter campaign
Self published title to tackle irrationality and dogma
Regular Ethical Consumer cartoonist Polyp has launched a kickstarter campaign to raise money for a controversial new book.
The book takes a swipe at all forms of dogma and irrationality, from climate change denial to religious fundamentalists.
Polyp says the aim of the book is to pop the bubble of "arrogant pomposity that surrounds irrational beliefs".
Polyp describes the work as, "56 pages of satire-coated ammunition, waiting to be loaded and aimed at superstition, irrationality and anti-science delusions."
Polyp believes that "Fighting irrationality, superstition and pseudo science is one of the most crucial yet underestimated tasks facing us today. Humour is a potent weapon."
He adds that he hopes to "encourage critical thinking by laughing at it's enemies. Mockery has been a powerful political tool throughout history- as sceptics it's one we need to pick up and use."
The book has so far failed to find a publisher, with companies often too scared to "offend" in the post Charlie Hebdo climate of fear that pervades the publishing industry; despite Polyp's track record of publishing several illustrated books including Big Bad World and Speechless.
The book, which has the working title 'thINK', will contain a mix of one-panel cartoons (including some previously published in Ethical Consumer magazine and elsewhere), and new material including several longer cartoon 'short stories'.
You can find Polyp's crowdfunding campaign on the Kickstarter website.