Mavericks, AJ Burchell, a writer and Mike Cook, a digital artist collude on smoking rights, pollution and over population to ask some tough questions...
AJ Burchell has had short fiction published and Mike Cook's digital art accompanies the published book: Agent Provocateur: the back-lash against the anti-smoking campaign - which took two years of research and writing before being published in Australia in 2009.
Cigarettes, which derive over $5 billion in Revenue in Australia each year - are almost illegal to smoke! But if the tobacco excise is so high where's the money going? Only $24 million over 4 years is put back into the anti-smoking campaign!
... This book has been cathartic to write and produce - it hasn't helped the writer and artist to give up smoking - but they have certainly had a good look at all the other pollutions going on!
Agent Provocateur' is a light hearted punch in the mouth to all the detractors of tobacco - with anecdotes, funny stories and some cold, hard facts!
Grrrugh! Take that, you ... Swineshnout!