My name is Viktor Larkhill, I'm the Founder of Let's Adopt!, Turkey's largest animal welfare organization. More than an organization we consider ourselves a movement, completely independent and free or any legal or administrative restraint.
With a network of 22.000 members we have overseas chapters in the USA, Canada, Spain, Germany and South Africa.
NGO’s are not founded to pay obedience to the state but in the contrary to force the government to apply the law and further to widen the scope of civil and animal rights.
Let's Adopt is radically different and we use every single media platform to increase awareness about animal rights and animal rescue/adoption, from now on this will also include comics.
To know more about us please visit www.letsadopt.wordpress.com (posts are bilingual)
About a month ago one of or members, a world-class Turkish comic artist, contacted us and put her art at the service of animal rights. We then coordinated with the largest media in the country the publication of a weekly story on comic format featuring an inspirational story of animal rescue. We called it Compassionate Heroes. Three of the largest newspapers in the country agreed to publish it as part of their social awareness obligations. We have also received expressions of interests from newspapers and publications as far as South Africa and South Korea.
Unfortunately, the high profile character of this project attracted a lot of undesired attention and our artist found herself under attack by some very unsavory ultra-nationalist characters. Due to this we both agreed it would be better for her to distance herself from the project.
So.. what do we need:
1. We need a world-class comic artist willing put his art at the service of a completely innovative project. As much as we would like to work with aspiring artist the publication has already been agreed and the newspapers require a high level of excellence.
2. The project WILL BE PAID, but due to the fact that this organization does not raise funds and that ALL our funds are spent on our rescue efforts we would sincerely appreciate you took this into consideration.
3. Finally we need a courageous artist. This work is likely to be criticized by ultra nationalist movements. You will have the choice to publish under your name or a pseudonym.
So...World-class, generous and brave.
Any of you out there?