When I checked, it’s the first of my Arthouse Coop sketchbooks, the Fiction Project. I wrote a series of illustrated short stories to the theme I’m a Scavenger. I called the collection The Dust of Life. This is one of the many pejorative names given to street children around the world. The stories are fictionalised accounts of the daily lives of real children who are obliged to work on giant stinking and dangerous municipal waste sites around the world, scavenging for recyclables in exchange for a pittance, with which they buy a little food for themselves and their families. Some children living like this are only two years old and work and live naked.
It’s featured here on Tumblr.
I’m pleased this particular one of my Arthouse books has been featured because it draws attention once again to the scandal of street children scavengers around the world.
Think of donating just a fiver to one of the charities for streetchildren on Just Giving.