Tuesday 24 April 2018

A to Z Challenge: U is for Universe

Good morning! I admit, I'm stretching a bit for today's post for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge, but I hope "U" will understand. Not sure what the challenge is about? Click here for the deets, or here for my theme reveal. And of course, you're welcome to read my past posts—starting with the letter "A" here.

Also, if you haven't read my "C is for canola" post, you should—you could WIN a set of all 15 of the Superman Duffy graphic novels, signed by the author.

U is for Universe

What does "universe" have to do with the Superman Duffy series of graphic novels? So glad you asked! The universe is where "cartoon me" rockets to in IT'S A BLAST! He explores three separate planets, in fact, to talk to "alien" farmers about growing canola.

I know, it's a bit of stretch. But the truth is, this might be my favourite book in the series. Not just because astronaut Robert Thirsk makes an appearance (and I got to meet him!) but because I love things all outer space. You've probably heard me talk about Star Wars (especially on May 4th!), but I also use my grandpa's telescope out on the farm to look at the constellations clear nights, I've completed a science project on the "universe" AND, my favourite character of all time—Superman!—is not from Earth. I mean, he was CREATED by a Canadian artist from our planet, of course, but Superman is from Krypton.

It might not be possible in real life for farmers—even aliens—to grow canola in outer space, but with all the technological advancements happening almost daily, it might not be long. I don't know about you, but I'd definitely stand in line for a chance to explore the universe. Can you imagine how BIG it must be?

Well, the author of the series certainly imagines it, and the illustrator brings it to life. Contact the Alberta Canola Producers Commission to score a copy of IT'S A BLAST!—or, you know, you could try and WIN it. How? Good question.

Check out my past posts for ways you can WIN a full set of signed books, OR, write a haiku about one of the planets in he universe, and send it to me via email. If I publish it on the blog, you WIN. Talk about a cool way to celebrate Poetry Month, right?

Gotta jet! Have a great Tuesday.

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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