It’s Evolution Day – the anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species! Today, 154 years ago, Darwin’s work finally appeared in print, more than twenty years after he returned from his famous journey with The Beagle.
To celebrate, here are two pages from my book Science: a Discovery in Comics:
Want to read more?
Buy Science: a Discovery in Comics at your nearest comics-/book-store or online!
(Or check it out at your library, I hear the book has hit many libraries by now)
There’s a nice wee article about me in a Scottish newspaper today. The features writer there is a comic book fan – good, graphic novels need more promotion!
It’s part of a comic artist’s life that assignments come and go. Last year, I was asked by magazine Open Deur to make a comic for their back page. It was a bit of an experiment for them, for the run of one year. And now the year is over and they decided to discontinue the comic.
Open Deur is a Dutch magazine that’s given out for free in churches. It has a very liberal and open character (hence the name: Open Door) and every issue has a special theme – sometimes very biblical, at other times more general. The editors gave me free range, and I took the opportunity to make the comic into a bit of an experimental place for myself. In ten issues, I have drawn very different things. I drew a Sandbox Dialogue, a comic featuring God and also did some full page illustrations. But what kept coming up were the adventures of a nameless family: father, mother and son.
Here’s the mother and son in a story about the bible book of Esther:
And here’s one about Freedom, that did not get published in the end since the back page was needed for something else:
I liked how these characters “worked”.
Maybe they’ll pop up in a later comic, you never know. But for now, it’s the end for this particular comics run.
On to the next assignment!
Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month. Put in your advance order for this January shipping collection!
The Complete Peanut Butter, set of vols. 1-7
Diary of Molly Fredrickson
Catch the buzz on one of the hottest college girls in erotic comics and get the complete journal of Molly’s extreme naughtiness all in beautifully painted color from graduating high school on up! 336 pages of sexual abandon at a special price.
8 1/2 x 11, 336 pages, full color set of 7 trade pbs, $75, normally $84!
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Other than that, stores this month are taking orders for 2 of our greatest books this year:
Your chance to order through your favorite comics store now.
Science: a Discovery in Comics has been out for two months now, and has received a few really good reviews:
Marc Mason in the Comics Waiting Room:
“Her art is simple and straight-forward, and she always chooses function over form: everything works to service the lessons she is trying to impart. When people ask me about how comics can serve a purpose in the classroom, this is precisely the kind of book I use to demonstrate that very thing.”
Win Wiacek on ComicsReview.co.uk:
“A truly sharp and witty book.”
“Clear, concise, appropriately challenging and informatively funny, Science – A Discovery in Comics is a wonder of unpretentious, exuberant graphic craft and a timeless book we can all enjoy.”
Mark Squirek in the New York Journal of Books:
“Science: A Discovery in Comics is a book that will inspire both five year olds and their grandparents as they laugh along in discovery.”
Rob McMonigal on PanelPatter.com:
“I can’t recommend this one highly enough, both for younger readers and adults who enjoy overviews of expansive subjects.”
Martha Thomases on ComicMix.com:
“If you have a curious kid in your household, you could do worse than get her this book. Even if that kid is 60 years old.”
There have also been three great interviews:
Needless to say, I’m over the moon with all these positive reviews and interviews!
Go buy my book! That many reporters can’t be wrong!