THE PLAGUE CARTOON NO. 1
A vicious carona caterpillar swept through the land. Fish and fowl fled in terror but some didn’t escape.
Infected or not, they were sold for human consumption in Wuhan’s wet markets…with disastrous results.
(The wild animals are derived from collections in Centro Sebrae de Referência do Artesanto Brasileiro, a crafts museum known as CRAB in Rio de Janeiro.)
THE PLAGUE CARTOON NO. 2
Four intrepid time travellers plotted to save the world. Without delay, they jumped into Luna’s spaceship and set course for the ancient Puye Cliff Dwellings – a place between Earth and Sky. They arrived, nearly
1000 years ago, to find that the Puebloans had won their fight against a vicious carona caterpillar. How!
The Ancient Puebloans explained to Diego that a Sun Dagger was the secret of their success. It was formed when a shaft of light came into contact wih a spiral carved into rock – something that happened for just 18
minutes during the Summer Solstice.
(Representations of Ancient Puebloans are drawn from the Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe.)
THE PLAGUE CARTOON NO. 3
Diego asked the Puebloans nicely if he and the other time travellers, Luna, Hesper and Jacobino, could transport the Sun Dagger to other times and other places. Then, armed with their magic weapon, the time travellers flew to Metropolis in the year 2094. Here, they were able to see off a corona carrier that was just about to land.
(The time travellers are my grandchildren who might well be alive to see off the contagion once and for all.)