Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Reader Mailbag - Inspiration Down Under

A reader wrote in about the current Candorville storyline, in which Lemont is interviewing a Hurricane Katrina survivor:

Dear Darrin Bell,

I thought you may like to know about something you inspired me to do. I contacted the State Emergency Service in my home state (Victoria, Australia), and suggested that (if they don't already do so) they develop and maintain a database of volunteers who would have space to carry extra people in an evacuation - and offered my family as volunteers.

I thought about how many empty car seats would have left New Orleans before the hurricane struck. I thought about the fact that we would have four adult seats and two child seats available, if we had to evacuate. And I decided to do something about it, not just on a personal level, but on a state level.

You were not the only inspiration, but the stories of the people Lemont has been interviewing, and the fact that they're based on true stories... well. I've done something. However small. And should we have to evacuate here, for real, I'll at least try to carry out people who need it.

Victoria, Australia


fartgarfunkel said...

Do you draw your own comics?

Maybe I can write for you someday?

Darrin Bell said...

I write & draw them myself. I checked out your blog. It's interesting & well-written, but I make it a policy to write all my own scripts for Candorville.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading this series and it's been bringing tears to my eye. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great series.

I'm confused, though. In today's comic, the wife gets rescued, but the man said it's the last time he saw her alive. Does something happen to the boat?

RB said...

I just want to say thank you for the Hurricane Katrina storyline. It really touched me and I didn't expect it to end the way it did. You've got a loyal reader in me!

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