Tales of the Urban Wild with Dr. Tiffany Yap and Meital Smith

Artwork by Meital Smith

What’s the world like for a Puma in California? What would they encounter, and what would they make of the humans acting strangely in the landscape? Scientist Dr. Tiffany Yap and artist Meital Smith put together what they think that may look like in the incredible Tales of the Urban Wild: A Puma’s Journey, now available from Reverberation Books.

Dr. Yap, a conservation scientist, wrote the story of the puma named C-8 by local scientists who explores the world around him; Meital Smith, a multidisciplinary artist, developed the incredible artwork that pulls together the graphic novel into a poignant, evocative read. To share more about the motivation behind the story, the artwork, and why the narrative of a young puma navigating the world is more important today than ever before, Dr. Tiffany Yap and Meital Smith join Defender Radio.

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Buy Tales of the Urban Wild: A Puma’s Journey at https://www.amazon.ca/Tales-Urban-Wild-Pumas-Journey/dp/1634050584

Learn more about Meital Smith: https://www.meitalsmith.com/

Learn more about Dr. Tiffany Yap: https://tiffanyyap.com/

Episode art by Meital Smith

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