From the winner of the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award,a character-driven tale about our threatened environment and the practicality of putting contemporary revolutionary strategy into action.
In The Minimum Security Chronicles, the latest long-form narrative from Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award–winning cartoonist Stephanie McMillan, lifelong friends Kranti and Bananabelle are rounded up during a protest and locked in a pen by a faraway railroad track. After their escape, when trying to gain proof of their capture, Kranti discovers the future site of a nuclear power plant. After attempting to shut it down, she learns of an even more ecologically dangerous enterprise: a massive geo-engineering project scheduled to begin in a matter of weeks. And so begins the tale of a group of friends—among them an apolitical computer programmer, an aspiring musician who joins the Occupy movement, a lovestruck community gardener, a militant bunny and a guinea pig theorist—who try to halt the plans of evil corporate overlords bent on destroying the Earth for profit.
STEPHANIE McMILLAN has been a political cartoonist since 1992. She self-syndicates Code Green, a weekly editorial cartoon focused on the environmental emergency, and creates the comic strip Minimum Security five days a week for Universal Uclick. Both can be seen on her website: StephanieMcMillan.org. Her award-winning cartoons have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide including the Los Angeles Times, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Daily Beast, Yes! magazine, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, plus many textbooks and anthologies. She has been an activist since the early 1980s, working on issues such as imperialist war, immigrant rights, police brutality, and women's reproductive freedom. She currently works with an anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist collective called One Struggle. McMillan is a dynamic public speaker on cartoons and social change. She has given presentations at political conferences such as the Left Forum and Sierra Summit, on radio programs such as Terra Verde and Air America's Ring of Fire, and at many other venues. She appears briefly in the 2011 film End:Civ by Franklin Lopez. McMillan was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for her comics appearing in The Beginning of the American Fall (Seven Stories Press, 2012).