This Time… It’s Payback!

Oort Cloud Comics gives 10% of all after-tax revenue generated by the sale of our books to quality charity organizations committed to making a difference locally and globally.

At least that was the plan. When I started OCC in 2011, I figured Shepperton’s Waltz was going to make its production costs back, I would put some money aside to pay Uncle Sam, and then I’d give some of what was left to a great cause. What could go wrong? I get to make comics and help out people doing good work at the same time, right?  Except the book didn’t make its money back. Um… so much for my dramatic This Time… It’s Payback! promise. I was painted into a corner, hunted by demons of my own design, and left with only one desperate choice… donate the damn money anyway. Keep reading to find out more about the cause the Oort Cloud currently supports with monthly donations, regardless of its status as a money pit vanity project!

Polar Bear International

I am happy to announce that OCC has started a recurring donation to help support Polar Bear International. I have had a strong affinity for polar bears ever since I read Phillip Pullman’s The Golden Compass years ago. Since then, I have tried to educate myself on the lives and behaviors of these wonderful animals. Arctic sea ice levels act as a clear and ominous barometer of how global warming affects our planet. The polar bears who rely on that ice to hunt, travel, breed, and sometimes to den act as an important indicator of the health of the planet as whole. Simply put, healthy polar bears mean a healthy planet for us humans. Even if you don’t care that much about the bears, you might still be interested in preserving our pale blue dot for future generations.

From the PLI website:

“Our mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.”

Visit the site to get more detail and throw ’em a few bucks if you have the means.