I believe William Whittenbury and the Muskwa Club have what I like to call, “Vaquita Syndrome,” a disorder where you constantly form ideas to help the Vaquita, and end up with so many that you don’t know if you can do them all. But so far, they’ve been doing everything they planned and have done a great job doing it. One idea they had was to sell my t-shirt from Custom Ink. I thought about it, and remembered Custom Ink’s signup sheet feature. I set it up, and now anyone can buy the t-shirt! All you have to do is go to this link: http://www.customink.com/signup/2nvhf7s2 and fill out your name, size, quantity, shipping information, and payment information. The price should be cheaper than $20 due to it being a bulk order, when I order them all, everyone that ordered one should get one at their door. This is how I think and hope it works, and if you have any problems, please let me know immediately in the comments. Remember, the deadline is May 1st 2013.
I would also like to mention that amazing artist Memuco has agreed to illustrate my book’s cover! Thanks!
I want to give a huge tribute to the amazing Mexican artist Memuco. His beautiful work has raised much awareness and money for the Vaquita over the last few years. His art is absolutely amazing. Please look him up or search him on this blog to see some of the things he has done. He has also been very kind to me, even volunteering to illustrate part of my chapter book!
I would also like to thank the awesome people at ¡Viva Vaquita!, Cetos, Save the Whales!, CEDO, the American Cetacean Society Monterey Bay Chapter, WWF, earthOCEAN, NOAA, and many more that I forgot the names of for working so hard to protect this amazing creature and for answering all of my questions.
I would finally like to thank Dr. Tom Jefferson for replying to every email I have sent him since I was ten. I remember when I used to send him about 5 emails a day. I have no idea how he stayed so patient with me. 🙂 He has always been my #1 resource on Vaquita info.
All of these people and organizations have played a huge part in inspiring me to do this blog and all of the other stuff that I’ve done over the last 3 years. I feel like I know all of these people so personally, yet I have never met any one of them. One day I hope to meet you awesome humans.
Another beautiful Vaquita painting by Memuco, again featuring his special character, the Silent One. His work will be on display from September 22 to October 14 at an exhibition, http://iam8bit.com/the-gallery/the-silent-one/. If you are in the LA area during that time, be sure to pay all due respect to our favorite artist!
A very interesting painting by Memuco. Oil on cardboard.
“Their Last Talk”
Here is another amazing poster from Memuco: http://visual.ly/unnatural-disasters. It really puts into perspective how endangered the Vaquita really is. The poster also features the Baiji (previous post) and the Yangtze River Finless Porpoise with a lot of information on each cetacean.