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Can comics combat scientific ignorance?

Posted by Dan Wasserman  November 24, 2008 09:00 PM

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After eight long years of the anti-science Bush crowd and an ongoing science crisis in the nation's schools, could comics begin to turn the tide? Yes, suggests Wired magazine in a posting about a new comic book, "The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA", due to be pubished next month.

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"The author," reports Wired, "is Mark Schultz, a DC Comics veteran and creator of the postapocalyptic classic Xenozoic Tales. The 160-page work, illustrated by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon (improbably, no genetic relation), covers the regenerative processes of DNA, human migratory patterns, cloned apples, and stem cells. In a rapidly changing field, it's as up-to-date and accurate as possible."

The authors and collaborators have put together a wonderful animated promo - "What's in a Nucleus?" - that is viewable here.

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Dan Wasserman has been cartooning for the Globe editorial page since 1985. He has published two collections of drawings, "We've Been Framed" (Faber & Faber, 1987) and "Paper Cuts" (Ivan R. Dee, 1995). His cartoons are widely reprinted and are syndicated internationally by Tribune Media Services. He draws more quickly than he types.
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