By Kristoffer Akselbo
SUPERMOON Comic is a journalistic graphic novel made for iPad.
Supermoon tells another story about climate change and rising water levels. Copenhagen was flooded by water on the 2. July 2011. The biggest rainfall ever registered. Was it by coincidence that it happened at a time of new moon perigee? The images of the flooded city strongly resembled the images of the tsunami following the horrific 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Japan. This earthquake happened at the exact time of the Supermoon. I decided to investigate more into articles and research regarding the moon and its tidal forces and began my journey – I wanted to find out more of this phenomenon and its relation to climate change and politics.
The Supermoon Comic app contains a 51 page story based on interviews with among others: Astrologer Richard Nolle, ass. Professor Peter Ditlevsen and Professor Ole Humlum. The drawings and story have been 2 years in the making and contains in-app footnotes, facts and URLs all exploring the mystery of the climate change.
The Supermoon Comic app is created by Danish visual artist Kristoffer Akselbo and published and produced by Haandholdt – a platform for art on handheld devices.
“I hope that Supermoon will be a new and fun way to read and discuss climate change and open up a new awareness and analytical power – an awareness of actions that will benefit families, friends and the society we have chosen to live and participate in. Have a good read.” – Kristoffer Akselbo
More at www.kristofferakselbo.dk