Artist finds success as graphic novelist
By Alicia M. Colombo, Milestones March 2015
This story was reprinted in the Chestnut Hil Local under the title "Mt. Airy artist/novelist overcomes ‘dead arm’"
The Big Belch: Big Fun, Serious Message
This graphic novel features a team of superheros, including a parrot named Fletcher.
The Big Belch is not your usual graphic novel. While typically this medium seems to feature heroes who are nearly exclusively young, Kay Wood’s work takes a different approach. When the plans of a big oil company put the earth in danger, it’s not a superhero who saves the day, but two baby boomers, a bulldog and a parrot.
For Wood, the subject matter of the graphic novel is what drove its creation. "When I saw the devastation in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, I just had to do something,” Wood said.... rest of article