Andrew Rodriguez

ANDREW RODRIGUEZ

Andrew was born the same year as the United State’s costliest and most destructive hurricane of the same name . He was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and raised in Savage, Maryland.

 Despite his hometown’s moniker, he is actually quite gentle.

Influenced as a child by the “Golden Age of Animation” and the national forest near his house, Andrew developed an early love of storytelling, art and nature.

Growing up around terms like “global warming, peak oil, economic collapse and near-term human extinction” he became very aware of the dire position humanity has put themselves in and prefers to create art that examines modern civilization under a scrutinizing lens.

In 2015, he began writing and drawing Green Shift in it’s current form while researching and practicing ways to pursue a lifestyle more in-tune with the natural order. After some years working on different farms, he currently lives on a small, organic farmstead in Virginia; he raises ducks, cows and grows medicinal herbs and veggies.

It is his hope that he can use dynamic characters and storytelling to draw people’s attention to the environment and explore ways that we can reclaim our lives from the exploitative and destructive industries that currently control them. Far too many apocalypse stories burden the soul with pessimism, Andrew prefers to see our civilization’s collapse as the next great adventure.

After all, every mushroom cloud has a silver lining.