I made a mini comic for this book, and I am one of many contributions. It’s a largely academic/ journalistic book, which aims to capture the zeitgeist. My comic covers the pandemic – from UK perspective and many different angles. I was very lucky to be included and it’s a great opportunity to have my work published.
But the full comic is much bigger. I had to chop down and reduce a lot, to fit into the format of the book. This is what I have done so far – it’s a work in progress: http://davemiller.org/projects/pandemic_comic_slideshow/
About the book:
This is the first draft of a very public inquiry, important to the UK and the world. 2020 was a wasted year for much of the planet, wiped out by the virus that started in Wuhan China just over eight months ago. Since, the novel Covid 19 virus is no longer new and has had devastating effects on people and economies. To date, over one hundred and twenty four million have contracted it worldwide, over half a million have died: in the UK close to 300,000 cases with 45,000 official deaths. The true figure is north of 60,000. Coronavirus truly is the modern Plague. It has devastated lives and economies. This book is an attempt to explain the genesis, aetiology, progress and handling of the Pandemic in one country – the UK. It has varied from farce to panic and back again. With its innovative comic book short history of the pandemic in the UK, through the intense analysis of everything that has occurred by the most distinguished cast of journalists, commentators and academics, this book is an important first step in uncovering the crisis that has been created.
The contributors are: Dave Miller, Rod Liddle, James Ball, Juliet Rix, Paul Corrigan, Angela Antetomaso Forbes, Dr Alex Connock, Matthew d’Ancona, Dr Steven Mccabe, Simon Morioka and Claire Kennedy, Dr John Lister, Peter K Wells, Dr Paul Davies, Dorothy Byrne, Paul Connew, Professor Barnie Choudhury, Neil Fowler, Ben Parsons, Professor Vicky Pryce, Professors David Bailey and Phil Tomlinson, and Professor John Howson.