In April 2015 our free webcomic DOGS gained national attention in Canada for its depiction of the little-known but horrific RCMP sled dog slaughter of the 1950s-60s in Eastern Arctic Canada. On Friday, June 5th, Ad Astra Comix launched a small crowdfunder to print the comic as a poster in bulk.
Destination? How about every classroom in Canada?
OK, maybe every Canadian classroom is a little beyond our reach at this point. But the goal of turning “DOGS” into a 27″x 39″ educational poster means, at least, hundreds of free copies for schools, libraries, and other educational institutions in the North! (Update: And we did it! As of this week (Sept 26, 2015, 400 free posters arrived in Nunavut for free distribution to communities in the region.) That means free posters to communities that still remember the traumatic effects of the slaughter.