Sorry for the "press release" vibe to follow - but I wanted to make sure and hit all the bases. I hope you will visit the strip and comment. The first thirteen days are already up.
EISNER-NOMINEE LAUNCHES AUTISM WEBCOMIC
Robert Tinnell, writer of the Eisner-nominated graphic album FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES, has teamed up with artist Craig Taillefer (WAHOO MORRIS) to launch THE CHELATION KID - a strip which documents the efforts of Tinnell and his wife as they attempt to recover their son from autism. The strip can be seen at www.drunkduck.com and updates every weekday.
"It's the toughest thing I've ever done. My son was a normal kid until he was two years old and then he just - went away. Writing this has forced me to relieve this whole nightmare. But we believe he was poisoned by the mercury present in his vaccinations and that people need to be aware of what happened - and what continues to happen. The strip will chronicle our efforts - some successful, some not - to try and get him back."
Chelation (pronounced "key-lay-shun" refers to the process of attempting to remove heavy metals - such as mercury - from the body. With the tidal wave of autism being likened to an epidemic, and public figures like Don Imus and Robert Kennedy, Jr., fighting to bring the issue to the public's attention, Tinnell felt the time was right to tell his son's story - but not in maudlin fashion. "Look, there's no way we were going to do this and be all whiny and self-pitying. We're making every effort to create something that, while it's honest and thought-provoking and sometimes painful, is also funny and entertaining. And Craig's art is simply superb."
A working screenwriter, Tinnell is best known to comics fans as a writer of horror graphic novels such as THE BLACK FOREST (co-written with Todd Livingston and drawn by Neil Vokes) and the recently-released SIGHT UNSEEN (with artist Bo Hampton). A visit to www.TheBlackForest.net covers Tinnell's comic output in greater detail.
Taillefer has branched out from comics to work in TV animation, although he continues to produce his popular WAHOO MORRIS webcomic among other projects. For more information visit www.CraigTaillefer.com.
going away - Hey Everyone Look What I Did!
(PLUG) Eisner Nominee Launches Autism WebComic on DD
RobertTinnell at 10:00AM, Aug. 2, 2006
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Ronson at 10:25AM, Aug. 2, 2006
nice looking strip!
nice looking strip!
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