If you’re looking for an Earth Day activity (or even if you’re not), then a great way to celebrate is by reading Earth Dream (Vol. 1): Earth Day. Earth Dream is a sci-fi fantasy anthology that includes 11 short stories by indie writers and artists.
Earth Dream, produced by indie comic publisher, 7 Robots, focuses on social awareness. This year’s spotlight is on the environment. The anthology is available online every year on Earth Day, and it’s FREE.
With indie creators like Suzie and Miguel (Super Corporate Heroes), Jerome Walford (Nowhere Man) and Johny Tay (Seven Years in Dog-Land), I knew Earth Dream would be nothing less than superior.
All of the stories are wonderfully crafted, and each writer has his or her own unique writing style. A couple of the stories appeared to be vague to me, I had no idea as to the meaning. But that’s okay. The art made up for it.
The artwork is stunning. I could have used the entire anthology as a picture book. As with the writers, each artist has his or her own unique style. Some of the pages were so breathtaking, I had to look at them more than once.
I found the following stories to be of exceptional quality, whether script, art or both:
- The Hole – Ireneusz Mazurek and Marek Rudowski. Dark and creepy art.
- Paradise Found – JTW. First thing that comes to mind is Crayola crayons. Bold, beautiful colors.
- The Nature of Time – Annibal Arroyo. Great script and art.
- The Guardians – Recondita Rick. Great script, Beautiful art.
- Shangri-La – Johny Tay and Kelvin Lim. Amazing art. Looks like a painting.
By getting your free online copy of Earth Dream from indie comic publisher, 7 Robots, you are not only helping to celebrate Earth Day 2014, but you are also supporting the indie comic industry. The talented creators of this great collection of short stories are from the U.S., Spain, Singapore, Canada and Poland.
For more information and to download your free copy, visit www.7robots.com/earthdream
I truly enjoyed reading Earth Dream, and I’m looking forward to reading more from these talented creators. The indie comic market is growing, and my support for the industry is growing as well.