First Donation Sent To Kenya – Thanks For Your Support

Thanks so much for supporting our “Love Steampunk Hate Colonialism” fundraising effort. Our aim is to support the Il’laramatak Community Concerns, a Kenyan NGO protecting pastoral women and girls from retrogressive cultural practices.

We are proud to say the first payment has been sent to Kenya, but there’s so much more we can do to help.

You can still support this campaign by getting one of these exclusive badges from Dr Geof’s online store.

I’m A Patron of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival

 

I’m honoured to be joining such an esteemed group representing the Lakes Comic Art Festival.

Immense gratitude to the team for choosing me, and congrats to my fellow patron Kate Charlesworth. I am really looking forward to representing.

The festival, which takes place in Kendal, has been super supportive of my comic project Clockwork Watch over the years.

Kate and I will join existing patrons, comic artist Charlie Adlard, incoming Comics Laureate Stephen L. Holland, comic artist Sean Phillips, cartoonist Zoom Rockman and comic writer and artist Bryan Talbot and comic writer Mary Talbot, the latter integral to the founding of the project back in 2013.

Colonialism In The Age of Steampunk

Steampunk, Victoriana, retro-futurism, or whatever else you may call it, has firm roots in the colonial era, but this does not mean Steampunks celebrate colonialism.

“We love the creativity of steampunk, playing with fiction and elements of Victoriana and history to create vibrant fantastical worlds. But one of those elements is colonialism, and colonialism has caused harm”.

We have created a badge to reflect the ongoing fight for social justice. 100% of all funds raised will go to support the Il’laramatak Community Concerns (NGO), who protect young Kenyan girls (Kajiado Girls) from being robbed of their basic human rights and forced into child marriages, and FGM.

I wrote a piece on Medium.