Shorty’s Ark is a book for young readers, a collaborative effort between Will Oldham and graphic artist Lori Damiano, based on the song from the album Superwolves by Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
Drawing inspiration from the story of Noah, Shorty’s Ark names and pictures a wild variety of species to inform and engage an equal variety of young minds with the diversity that can be found around this great planet of ours. The flood stands as metaphor for current impending changes in our planet, and the story works as a springboard for understanding concepts of interdependency, diversity and extinction. Colorfully illustrating as many creatures and their places as possible, Shorty’s Ark is an earth-affirmative vision meant to stimulate the curiosity and passion of those who encounter it.
Hardcover, 10 x 12 inches, full-color, 22 pages.
Each pre-order includes a download card to access the unreleased demo version of “Shorty’s Ark,” as performed by Will Oldham.