Better Farm Goes 'Manga' in New Comic Strip

Jackson Pittman visited us for several months in the fall of 2012 through Better Farm's Sustainability Education Program. He helped get our earth ship foundation in shipshape, designed a mandala garden, split a bunch of wood, managed the aquaponics, and much much more. When he wasn't cleaning chicken coops, tending to the garden beds, or moving hay, Jackson could be found with his nose in some manga comics. He came back to visit and volunteer for the last two weeks; and during that time, made some comics of his own starring none other than his friends at Better Farm.

Manga are comics conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late-19th century. They have a long, complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. The medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, suspense, detective, horror, sexuality, and business/commerce.

Here are the manga Jackson worked on while he was at Better Farm this month. Stay tuned for more!


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.