At an undefined time in Earth's future, humanity is on the brink of extinction. An event the remnants of humanity know as 'the burn off' has all but destroyed the ozone layer - Earth's surface is little more than a dust bowl. Humans live underground,
struggling to eke out an existence using hydroponic farms to create food. Only FarmBots Cyril and Celia venture above ground. Their purpose - to breed UV-resistant plants capable of surviving on the inhospitable surface. But Cyril and Celia are old, and beginning
Originally written as a competition entry, 'Minding Mama' felt very visual right from the word 'go', and I decided to create a comic book and an animated short film.
Stage 1 - the creation
of a live-action trailer
Stage 2 - production & printing of issue 1
Stage 3 - a short animated feature
Here you can see one of Amanda's first designs for Mama - as befits the world
she inhabits, Mama's clothing is a mish-mash of available fabrics.