This week sees the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in the United States and the 30th anniversary of International Earth Day. To mark this milestone year Joe Corallo and Molly Jackson, the editors of 2017's Eisner nominated and Ringo Award-winning Mine! anthology to benefit Planned Parenthood, are working on a new benefit anthology for environmental causes.
The new anthology will feature some familiar names from Mine! as well as new collaborators to tell stories about important environmentalists, the origins of Earth Day, small steps we can do to make our world a better place, as well as genre stories incorporating themes of environmental activism. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Natural Resources Defense Council. They want to support the NRDC as they're an international organization promoting environmental advocacy through science, litigation, and green business practices.
Corallo and Jackson started working on this anthology before the rise of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and while they were originally planning to announce the title, publisher, and a firm release date, they will be holding off until they have a better idea as to when they will be able to print a wide release of this book. At this stage that will likely be in the Autumn. Until then, they have a jam cover in the works that they can partially show off, a work in progress featuring the art of Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy, Black AF) and Simon Bisley (Lobo, Judge Dredd). They say "the comics community has always come together to support important causes by telling the stories at the heart of the issue. However, you don't have to wait until this anthology is available later this year to support the NRDC. Visit their website and learn more today." Bleeding Cool will continue to show the impact the current global situation is having on the comic book industry with this link.